Closed NJ store's camera catches 4 college football players in act of honesty

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: August 28, 2013 - 2:19 PM

WAYNE, N.J. — Four New Jersey college football players are being rewarded for their honesty.

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borisbadenovAug. 28, 13 7:51 AM

Great story. Thanks for putting out the good news. There is plenty of good in the world, but it doesn't sell subscriptions to papers.

doorstopAug. 28, 13 8:07 AM

It is nice to hear, but why is this news? Wouldn't most of us do the same?

editor29Aug. 28, 13 8:14 AM

These guys were on the "Today" show this morning, essentially being congratulated on national TV for NOT being thieves. (Never mind that they knew they were on the store's surveillance camera and knew they'd be nabbed if they walked out with stuff.) This is a trumped-up, bogus "news" story trying to masquerade as some sort of object lesson in honesty.

scubadoo68Aug. 28, 13 8:47 AM

Why is this news? Because there are many people that would've robbed the store blind. Cheer up, positive things happen in life.

snipeattackAug. 28, 1310:22 AM

What's very unfortunate-- the NCAA will likely implement sanctions against the players and school for the gift cards received...

mgtwinsfan1987Aug. 28, 1310:22 AM

Sadly, people think everyone is dishonest nowadays. Several years back, I was paid to fly to NC for a conference. I bought my ticket, sent the bill, received the reimbursement. A week later, the travel agency called to tell me they had found a ticket for $150 less. I went in, changed the ticket, and sent $150 back to the agency that had reimbursed me. When I got off the plane, the secretary was there to give me a ride to my final destination, holding up a sign with my name on it. She said, "I had to meet you." I agreed, saying it would be a long walk into town. She said, "No, when I got your letter with the check I held it up in the office and asked my colleagues if they thought anyone would do this knowing they were free and clear and could keep the money. We decided you are the most honest man in America." As a person who works with young athletes, I applaud this story as an example of how good MOST of the kids on sports teams are. Too often we paint all kids with the same nasty brush when ONE of them gets in trouble.

thejmanAug. 28, 1310:25 AM

The "news" here is that they took the time to report something good happening. Lighten up and feel good that we are hearing (and seeing) reports of college athletes who have some knowledge of right vs wrong.

paul44Aug. 28, 1312:24 PM

If you only get your news from 24 news networks, you may think the world is coming to an end. If your window on the world is filtered through Internet boards and Twitter, you may think a great majority of people are negative and bad. The real world is actually quite positive, honest, and fun - and it's not coming to an end.

RandonAug. 28, 1312:31 PM

There is hope for us

morbathrmsnwAug. 28, 13 1:02 PM

Sadly, there are many examples of people breaking the law, in full sight of cameras. So I think it is good to make this a national story, it gives us a chance to reinforce our values.


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