There’s been plenty of drama between former Jacksonville Jaguars and current Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and the Tennessee Titans in past years, but that’s since fizzled out.
Now, Ramsey, who is a Smyrna, Tennessee native, is lending a helping hand to a Nashville school.
It was announced earlier in the week that Ramsey would be donating $1 million to the Purpose Preparatory Academy in Nashville in an effort to “level the playing field.”
“I chose to support Purpose Prep because it is important for every child to have the opportunity to receive a great education, and the Purpose Prep programs are designed for underprivileged children in my hometown to have access to those services,” Ramsey said in a statement through his agent firm. “I believe in its mission and want to help level the playing field since a solid elementary education is the foundation to a successful future.”
Here’s a look at the official release, via Twitter.
#Rams star CB Jalen Ramsey is pledging to donate $1M to Purpose Preparatory Academy in Nashville, helping the academy purchase resources to expand its programming and as Ramsey said, “Level the playing field.” Release: pic.twitter.com/Q0i3ghhQJ0
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 26, 2020
Ramsey was originally selected as the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Jaguars, and is set to cash in on $13.7 million this year in the final season of his rookie deal.
Depending on how things pan out with his extension, we could see Ramsey become the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history in the near future.