Jason Pierre-Paul to do fireworks PSA to remind kids of danger

AP

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said last week he was going to be somewhere else on the Fourth of July this year, someplace they didn’t celebrate with fireworks.

But before he goes, he’s going to remind children here that they shouldn’t play with dangerous explosives, after the accident which mangled his right hand and put his career in jeopardy last year.

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Pierre-Paul is planning to do some type of public service announcements in the coming weeks to reminds children of exactly what can happen when fireworks are involved, and the tremendous stakes.

During his first interview after last year’s accident, he was asked what he’d tell children, and he replied: “As for fireworks, they’re very dangerous. You shouldn’t play with them.”

He’s done far more than speak in short bursts since then, donating time and money to burn victims, speaking to groups and making visits to see individual patients.

“I’m a role model,” he said last fall. “With what happened to me, a lot of kids were like ‘Dang, what’s he going to do now?’ When a role model tells you it’s going to be OK, it’s going to be OK. They look up to that.”

With a little luck, and an extension of his message, perhaps he’ll be able to convince more young people to not make the same mistakes he did.

30 responses to “Jason Pierre-Paul to do fireworks PSA to remind kids of danger

  1. That is a very decent thing to do – helping others to hopefully avoid the same mistake he made. I’m sure he was careless and he’s paid for that carelessness. I’m glad he’s trying to keep someone else from being hurt.

  2. Good from him. From this native American Vikings fan, that’s a positive thing to do despite his injuries.

    And oh yeah, Hail to the Redskins lemmings, it doesn’t bother us.

  3. I’m a role model,” of not what to do.

    “As for fireworks, they’re very dangerous. You shouldn’t play with them.”

    Sounds super effective… he should just show them his hand instead of something anyone else can say.

  4. First thought…JPP wears a captains hat and says ‘Lemme Show Ya Something’

  5. go head guys, continue to call him an idiot even though it appears he is doing what everyone screams about others not doing, which is learning from their mistakes and helping others.

  6. Good for u JPP!! Way to be a good citizen. The sad thing is players do things of this nature all the time but the media ignores it because negative stories garner more clicks than stories like these. Football players are good people too!

  7. Going some place that doesn’t celebrate with fireworks on the 4th of July? Try England.

  8. “Jason Pierre-Paul to do fireworks PSA to remind kids of danger”
    ___________
    At quick glance, thought he was going to do a fireworks show. Embarrassed to say for a split second, actually thought he may be doing some kind of fundraiser or something. This is way different. Good for him. I’m going back to bed.

  9. I like this idea! How about these:

    Aqib Talib can do a PSA on gun safety.
    Richie Incognito can do a PSA on bullying.
    Tommy Brady can do a PSA on honesty and integrity in the workplace.

  10. It’s just going to be JPP, standing there, hand in the camera, “fingers” outstretched

    First it shows the good hand, and says “this is your hand”, then it shows the mangled one and says “this is your hand on fireworks”

  11. Good on ya JPP! I might go with public figure rather than role model but other than that I applaud him

  12. Kids rarely get hurt from fireworks. It’s usually the drunken idiot fathers who cross state lines and spend two paychecks buying enough fireworks to rival the city display they could just watch for free. The kid might get to light off some bottle rockets or firecrackers or those stupid snake things that I’ve never understood the point of, but no one other than dad is lighting off the big stuff. It’s not because dad is thinking of his children’s safety or because he’s patriotic, it’s because dad is a selfish moron who gets some perverse pleasure in lighting 44 M80s simultaneously. Feel the power!!!! So don’t aim this PSA at children, aim it at their stupid fathers.

  13. “I live in New York. Do you know how hard it is to drive and not be able to flip someone off?

  14. seabrawk12 says:
    Jun 8, 2016 6:56 AM

    Good for him to use the experience to set an example for youngsters. I give him two thumbs up.

    __________________________________

    And he gives you one and a half back!

  15. dstegesaurus says:

    How about these:

    Aqib Talib can do a PSA on gun safety.
    Richie Incognito can do a PSA on bullying.
    Tommy Brady can do a PSA on honesty and integrity in the workplace.
    ———————————————

    really, after all we now know about Godell, you still believe this?

  16. Nothing will ever match the best PSA ever! Ray Lewis’ famous “Now, Let’s not be Killing Folks” symposium!

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