Typically around the NFL, Tuesday is considered the players’ day off. After a day of rewatching game film on Monday, players usually report to the facility on Tuesday for a fairly short day of meetings. After that, they either help out in the community or take a day of well-needed rest with the family.
This week, Golden Tate got in some good samaritan work in before he even arrived at the Allen Park facility. Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com got the scoop as he passed Tate in traffic Tuesday morning:
Not only is @ShowtimeTate a great receiver, but he’s a good Samaritan as well. Saw him helping people involved in an accident on Southfield Freeway this morning. He wasn’t involved, just stopped to help.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 2, 2018
To anyone who follows Tate closely or has met the man himself, none of this should come as a surprise. Tate is an active member in public community. His Golden Tate Foundation raises money to make sure that war veterans are taken care of after serving their country. His charity is highlighted by an annual “Stars and Strikes” bowling event that not only raises thousands of dollars for the charity, but allows fans a unique up-close-and-personal experience with their favorite athletes. He’s also a firm supporter of the Michigan Humane Society and has helped rescue dogs find a home.
Golden Tate may be a savage on the field, but he’s a softie at heart, and on this gloomy Tuesday morning, he provided a little sunshine for a family in need:
Just glad everyone was ok. Especially the little 3 year old girl https://t.co/fqsNYd58SZ— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) October 2, 2018
The world is a little better with guys like Golden Tate around. Thanks for everything you do on and off the field, Golden. You’re the real “Showtime,” and I hope you get the contract you deserve next year.