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Maurice Canady honors fallen officer at Scouting Combine

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 07:  Tyre Brady #82 of the Miami Hurricanes misses a pass defended by Maurice Canady #26 of the Virginia Cavaliers during a game  at Sun Life Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Getty Images

On Saturday, Officer Ashley Guindon was shot and killed on her first day on the job, the day after she was sworn in as the newest rookie in the Prince William County, Virginia, Police Department. This morning at the NFL Scouting Combine, Virginia cornerback Maurice Canady paid tribute to Guindon.

On the cleats he wore to run the 40-yard dash, Canady wrote, “Officer Guindon 2/27/16 Never Forget.” Canady told NFL Network he plans to auction the shoes off and give the proceeds to a memorial fund established for Guindon’s family.

Canady has an aunt who was murdered, and he has a cousin who is a police officer. So he may understand more than most the pain Guindon’s family is feeling.

Canady, who ran his 40 in 4.56 seconds, surely made a lot of fans at the Scouting Combine today.

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28 Responses to “Maurice Canady honors fallen officer at Scouting Combine”
  1. cornhusker44 says: Feb 29, 2016 9:53 AM

    Classy move. Shows that law enforcement is still respected and well thought of by the vast majority.

  2. rideforjesus says: Feb 29, 2016 9:59 AM

    Nice…show good character.

  3. jag1959 says: Feb 29, 2016 10:00 AM

    Great gesture on his part. Nice to see there are still some of them that get it

  4. bassplucker says: Feb 29, 2016 10:02 AM

    How much you wanna bet the league office garnishes his first paycheck for a uniform violation retroactively?

  5. savethebs says: Feb 29, 2016 10:02 AM

    I had read elsewhere that it really wasn’t her first day. She had been an officer before, took some time away, & this was her first day back. Still tragic, & maybe more-so because there was a reason she would’ve taken time away. Because it’s dangerous & stressful.

  6. dewey51 says: Feb 29, 2016 10:04 AM

    Wah-Hoo-Wah!

  7. phillyjag says: Feb 29, 2016 10:04 AM

    Finally a professional athlete that realizes that BLUE Lives Matter too!! I’m now a fan of his!

  8. mwmoose152 says: Feb 29, 2016 10:05 AM

    Don’t know the guy…but after hearing this, I hope he wins at life!

  9. hahalolrofl says: Feb 29, 2016 10:15 AM

    More proud than usual to be a fellow UVA grad. Sad story and there is a price to pay. Hope his actions help ease the pain.

  10. topcide says: Feb 29, 2016 10:17 AM

    My wife, sister, and brother in law are all cops.

    Every day anyone of them head to work, there is little twinge buried into the back of my head about what could happen, however unlikely.

    Kudo’s to this young man.

  11. pats are better than your team says: Feb 29, 2016 10:17 AM

    All Lives Matter

  12. greg3117 says: Feb 29, 2016 10:20 AM

    savethebs says:
    Feb 29, 2016 10:02 AM

    I had read elsewhere that it really wasn’t her first day. She had been an officer before, took some time away, & this was her first day back. Still tragic, & maybe more-so because there was a reason she would’ve taken time away. Because it’s dangerous & stressful.
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    She was in the Marine Corp from my understanding. She was one county over from the one I reside in. Pretty shocking around here.

  13. dcbronco says: Feb 29, 2016 10:20 AM

    It doesn’t matter whether she was a rookie or not it’s still tragic. But it was established on day one she was a returning officer. This media manipulation of the facts for emotional effect needs to stop. The press can’t be trusted.

  14. whenwilliteverend says: Feb 29, 2016 10:33 AM

    I had never heard of this guy now but I’m a fan of his after this very honorable gesture. Good for you young man!

  15. usa98j30t4 says: Feb 29, 2016 10:37 AM

    That says a lot about the young man. I wish him well in his NFL career.

    #standuporstandaside

  16. 81megatron81 says: Feb 29, 2016 10:41 AM

    Blue Lives Matter!

  17. mongo3401 says: Feb 29, 2016 10:46 AM

    PoliceLivesMatter. What a sin this young lady was killed. Beautiful jesture by this kid.

  18. davekva72 says: Feb 29, 2016 11:00 AM

    It doesn’t matter whether she was a rookie or not it’s still tragic. But it was established on day one she was a returning officer. This media manipulation of the facts for emotional effect needs to stop. The press can’t be trusted.
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    She graduated from the W Justice Academy last June, then took a break. She never worked a shift as a police officer before Saturday, therefore she was a rookie officer and it was her first day. Everything is not a conspiracy.

    Regardless, nice gesture by Canady

  19. philtration says: Feb 29, 2016 11:28 AM

    A nice move.
    My uncle served as a Chicago police officer for 30 years and I know how every time you walk out the door it could be your last.

  20. granadafan says: Feb 29, 2016 11:35 AM

    Respect.

  21. In Teddy We Trust says: Feb 29, 2016 11:59 AM

    The man who shot her happened to be an African-American. If Officer Guindon had shot him in self-defense, the media would be eviscerating her. There are a lot of people who need to learn that it’s a lot tougher to be a police officer than to be a lowlife.

  22. finfan87 says: Feb 29, 2016 12:32 PM

    The NFL needs more players with the level of character that this kid seems to have. I don’t know anything about his playing ability, but he’ll improve the locker room of whatever team picks him.

  23. jonesmansite says: Feb 29, 2016 1:25 PM

    Class act! Amazing, people are giving “thumbs down” to the positive comments. Wish more of our youth could be more like this kid!

  24. scoops1 says: Feb 29, 2016 1:52 PM

    Hope the Rams draft this guy

  25. johnnytubetop says: Feb 29, 2016 2:13 PM

    A very nice gesture. And good thing he’s doing it now. Once he’s drafted, a stunt like this will land him a fine from the Commissioner’s office.

  26. woody1351 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:15 PM

    He wouldn’t fit in with the rams.

  27. muley5 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:21 PM

    What a class act and human being to acknowledge that all lives matter…I don’t care who drafts you, I will always be a fan and always pull for you…as a previous post said….I hope you win at life…classy young man!!!

  28. lennymoorerules says: Feb 29, 2016 2:37 PM

    Well done Maurice! I wish you the best in the NFL. I will always be a fan!

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