We live in an age of miracles, as evidenced by the news that the NFL has cast its eyes at a New Orleans Saints player and, breaking precedent, made the right call.
Linebacker Demario Davis was slapped with a fine for thousands of dollars after wearing a headband during a game proclaiming his religious faith. League officials dinged Davis for a uniform violation for the headband, labeled “Man of God.”
Though typically tone-deaf to public relations disasters, the NFL has now opted not to fine Davis, the player told fans after getting the news from his agent.
Though a P.R. poop-storm for the league, the controversy was a media plus for Davis, who inspired faculty and students at St. Louis King of France Catholic School in Metairie to craft “Child of God” headbands from construction paper, a viral sensation. Davis also raised $30,000 for charity by selling copies of his headband to fans.
No word yet on how the Man Upstairs is viewing the ruckus.
A rich NFL team owner is charged with soliciting prostitution, and a player for another NFL team wears a headband proclaiming his religious faith.
But the Saints, with star quarterback Drew Brees temporarily sidelined, continue to defy expectations by racking up victories.
Fans can decide for themselves if a heavenly hand is involved.
But in Who Dat Nation, we’ve learned not only to believe in divine providence but to rely on it.