It's too bad there aren't more players like Santonio Holmes. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and Super Bowl MVP swung back to his native Belle Glade for the second straight year to serve Thanksgiving meals to needy families. WPBF was there.
NFL players do tons of charity work, but much of it is very obviously orchestrated by the player's team or by the player's agent / publicist. Holmes' effort rings with sincerity.
He hasn't lived in the Glades for seven years, and it's such a depressing place -- the report said a third of the population is jobless -- you almost couldn't blame him for moving his family out and never looking back.
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But as we told you last week, Holmes has tattooed his hometown's nickname -- "Muck City" -- on the back of his hands. So every time he reaches into his wallet to retrieve some of the $8 million from his current contract, he's reminded of his roots.