Of all the activities NFL players are participating in during the lockout, Dolphins receiver Davone Bess may be engaged in the most physically demanding — and most beneficial to humanity.
Bess has been in Costa Rica for the last two weeks, and he’s not staying at a luxury resort. Instead, he’s digging drainage ditches and working with a group called Global Volunteers.
“I had an epiphany one night. With all I’ve been through on and off the field God has put me in a position to be a difference maker and to change lives,” Bess told Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel. “If I can help someone make a difference and impact someone’s life I want to do that to the best of my ability.”
So without minicamps and organized team activities, Bess figured there was no better time than now to do the kind of volunteer work an NFL player ordinarily wouldn’t have the time to do. There’s one silver lining to the lockout.