The NFL has been riddled with bad press and negativity over the last month - and rightly so. The recent revelations involving players such as Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy have put the NFL in the spotlight across the globe - and for all the wrong reasons.
However this heartwarming story shows that NFL players can still be decent role models to youth.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rogers has teamed up with sixth-grader Annie Bartosz to help spread the word about her pediatric cancer campaign. Annie lost her twin brother to the disease two years ago. She started the campaign "Gold in September" which encourages people to wear gold in order to help raise awareness for the cancer.
As Annie was preparing to go door-to-door to draw attention to her Gold in September movement, Rodgers appears, proclaiming he is ready to lend a helping hand.
Even without Rodger's help Annie had attracted a lot of attention with her campaign, however with the star QB's help, that attention is set to multiply.
Rodger's was drawn to the campaign as he had struck up a friendship with Annie's twin brother Jack Bartosz before he passed away, saying that Jack had left a big impact on him. So naturally, when Rodgers got wind of the campaign it was a no brainer for him to jump on board.
The move comes as part of Rodgers' "It's Aaron" series where he and David Gruber partner up and use Rodgers' high profile to raise awareness for important causes.
A great story, and while there is no doubt that there is still more bad press surrounding the NFL, stories like this will go some way in repairing that damage done.