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Raising awareness

Dec 11, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams defensive end William Hayes (95) looks at a tablet computer on the bench during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

In a lot of cities across the country the football stadiums that get packed on Sundays with rowdy fans are located in surrounding neighborhoods of people who can’t afford a hot meal let alone tickets to an NFL game. St. Louis Rams DE’s William Hayes and Chris Long decided to shed some light on those people who often get ignored.

The two teammates went undercover as homeless people on the streets on St. Louis. According to ESPN Senior Writer Elizabeth Merrill, the two teammates and friends took to the streets with $8 in their pockets between them and panhandled around Edward Jones Dome, where the Rams play on Sundays. Neither was recognized and they were chased out of their sleeping place in a barrel when a man came and claimed they were trespassing.

"“We don’t understand. We weren’t hoping to understand. We were just hoping to gain a little perspective and put kind of a feeling with the cause that we had been [donating to] from a distance the last couple of years.” – Chris Long"

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