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Darren Waller named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 4

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Tight end raiders Darren Waller He has been open about his struggle with addiction, and his work helping others in similar roles was recognized this week by the NFL Players Association.

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The NFLPA announced that Waller was named community MVP in week four. Waller spoke about his experience to nearly 400 service members at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, and his foundation held a fundraiser that raised more than $600,000 for programs dedicated to helping young people avoid and overcome addiction. His foundation has provided inpatient and outpatient treatment to 38 people struggling with addiction.

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“I intend to use my platform and personal experience as a recovering addict to help those struggling with addiction,” Waller said in a statement. “If one person hears my story and it positively influences their choice, that’s reason enough for me to keep sharing it.”

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The NFLPA will donate $10,000 to Waller’s foundation or to a charitable organization of his choice. He will join other weekly honorees and be eligible for the Alan Page Community Award at the end of the season.



Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

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