Long before he became a successful NFL player, Steve Breaston had shown himself to be an impressive poet. Interestingly, Breaston doesn’t like writing poetry about football but instead regular life. So Breaston’s latest venture — to wed a poem about growing up in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, and raising money for his foundation — is fitting. And so mature for the oldest receiver on the Cardinals.
The poem’s key lines are “I am what it is/a product of red nerds and overflowing pop fizz/red stains on my shirt,” a reference to the candy and soda Breaston once subsisted upon as a kid. Breaston even made a video (which you can see right here) back in his hometown reading the poem. Based on that first line, Breaston and a company called IMU (started by former University of Michigan classmate and basketball player David Merritt) have created a T-shirt for sale (which you can order here).
Breaston’s foundation raises money for at-risk youth in his hometown. Doesn’t that seem to make sense for the Miracle Baby?
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