Super Bowl LII took place last Sunday in Minnesota, and despite the glory of the Eagles capturing their first Lombardi Trophy, the best story might come courtesy of a player on the opposing sidelines, one who you may have never even heard of.
Bernard Reedy is a NFL WR for the Patriots that has made over $600,000 since coming into the league, but that won’t stop him from quitting his side job, which pays him $11 and hour. Reedy even had to request extra time off work due to his team’s season being extended because they were playing in the Super Bowl.
Reedy works Care Ride, a Tampa-based company that transports the disabled around, and has been a driver for those unable to drive or get around themselves in St. Petersburg, Florida since 2015.
Bernard Reedy will play in the Super Bowl for the Patriots and then go back to his $11/h job providing rides to wheelchair confined individuals https://t.co/H0G5lKCrmw
— WTP Sports (@WTPsports) February 2, 2018
When asked by ESPN.com’s Jenna Laine when the 26-year-old will return to his job Reedy replied, “As soon as our offseason officially starts. I’ll be back at Care Ride when I’m able to. The work don’t stop. Everybody still needs help.”
Reedy, who when driving works eight hours a day, five days a week, says that he can see himself doing the same job full-time after football.
“I’m financially stable enough now that I could be OK if I didn’t do this, but why sit home after you’re done working out, going over your plays and stuff? Why sit home when you can come out and make you some more money and help people on top of that? And I’m talking about really helping people, helping people who can’t help themselves.”