I ran across this story while perusing the interwebs and though it’s a few days old it deserves mention. Last week, former Cat and esteemed KSR blogger Jeremy Jarmon and some of his Washington teammates took part in a special event to give back to our troops. Through the USO and Wounded Warrior project, Jarmon and co. participated in a program called ‘Pro vs. GI Joe’, in which troops stationed abroad play video games against pro athletes via satellite. Wounded soldiers are also able to meet and play with the pros at the events.
Jarmon comes from a military family and mentioned that as part of his motivation for taking part in the event. “It means a lot to me to be able to come out here and be able to interact with some of our troops. Coming from a military family, I know it takes a special type of person to be able to serve over there.” You can read the full release about the event at this link.
It’s no secret to Kentucky fans that Jarmon is a class act, and it’s probably safe to say everyone else will find out soon enough if he continues to give of his time off the field like this. On the field, he’s still recovering from knee surgery, but the latest report I could find says that he’s been doing side exercises at Redskin OTAs and coach Mike Shanahan expects him to be ready for training camp. We wish DoubleJJ99 a continued recovery and commend him for his work with the troops.
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