- Formerly labored at Indianapolis Star, masking the Indiana Pacers for nine seasons
- Also coated Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer Push
INDIANAPOLIS — Colts linebacker Darius Leonard’s want to make a young fan’s working day — exterior of receiving a earn — almost charge him his wedding ceremony ring next Sunday’s victory more than the Minnesota Vikings.
Leonard was on his way back again to the locker home when he gave the admirer his gloves as a souvenir. Minor did Leonard know, though, that his wedding ceremony ring, which he wears through the game, was also inside of his left glove. It was not until Leonard had showered and dressed that he realized his ring was gone.
“The moment I set my gloves on, my ring is on,” Leonard explained on SportsCenter. “At the time I knew I took the gloves off and which is the only matter that could have maybe occurred, that is when in my intellect when I threw my glove, the ring went with it. Assumed I could possibly not see that ring yet again.”
What Leonard did not understand was that the admirer experienced no intention of keeping his marriage ceremony ring, he just desired the gloves. The supporter went to social media and sent a direct concept to the linebacker’s spouse, Kayla, to enable her know about what happened and of his intention of returning the ring back again to the household.
“It was awesome,” Leonard reported. “I often say that it can be a showcase of his mothers and fathers. The honesty of expressing they observed it. Some individuals wouldn’t have stated nearly anything. They would have said it is really a memento. I thank them for blessing me to give my ring back, thanking them for being straightforward. It couldn’t have happened to a far better relatives.”
Leonard isn’t really carried out supplying the supporter a souvenir. He programs to send him a jersey as a token of his appreciation.
“I will give them a jersey or a thing,” he explained. “Definitely have to return a favor.”
And indeed, Leonard nevertheless designs to use his marriage ring in the course of the video game. He’ll just be a minor much more careful when he normally takes his gloves off.