'Earn a Real One': NFL Star Gives Back Sons' Participation Trophies
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison took to social media to rail against kids receiving "participation" trophies.
When the two-time Super Bowl champion found two of the trophies had been given to his two sons, he took to Instagram to explain why he was returning them.
I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. I'm sorry I'm not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I'm not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best...cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better...not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut u up and keep you happy. #harrisonfamilyvalues
The post generated a huge response, with many of his followers praising his sentiments on the subject.
The 37-year-old Harrison, a five-time Pro Bowler, returned to the Steelers last season after a brief retirement.
What do you think of what he had to say?