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NFL Player James Harrison Returns Sons' Trophies

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is known for his love of hard work and excellence. And this values clearly extend to his parenting as well. Harrison recently made news when he revealed that upon discovering that his two elementary-school-age sons—James III and Henry—had received trophies for athletic participation, that he will be returning the trophies.

According to Harrison's Instagram post, while he is always proud of his sons, he is "not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned" and that sometimes "your best is not enough and that should drive you to want to do better ... not cry and whine until someone gives you something."

While some parents may decry the returning of the trophies as unnecessarily cruel, we'd say that the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year knows a thing or two about hard work and achieving one's goals.

What do you think? Is this something you would ever do?

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