Steven Jackson makes appearance at Rams-sponsored event
The St. Louis Rams received special permission from the NFL for running back Steven Jackson to appear at a team-sponsored school event on Tuesday.
Jackson showed up at Assumption Catholic Church’s parish school as part of the Reading With the Rams program, something the team did in conjunction with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Given that the NFL is currently in a lockout and teams are not permitted to have any conduct with players, it seems a little odd that this would occur.
But according to Kathleen Nelson of the Post-Dispatch, the Rams received special permission from the league and Jackson was able to fulfill a commitment he made months ago. It’s nice to see common sense prevail when there is an opportunity for a star player like Jackson to reach out to students.
Like the rest of the players in the league, Jackson is just waiting for something to happen.
“No. 1, I think the ruling (at the April 6 court hearing) will speed up the process,” Jackson said. “Whoever is going to get more of their way depends on how the judge rules. I believe we all know that football is something that people in this country cherish. I do think there will be something worked out and hopefully that it's not only fair for the players but for the owners as well."
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