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When His Sons Came Home With Trophies From School, This NFL Player Threw Them Away — Find Out Why HERE!

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James Harrison is one bad dude on the football field.

He's a vicious defensive lineman who makes a lot of money sacking quarterbacks and making life difficult for opposing teams. And off the field, he's a pretty darn good dad!

[ Related: Michael Sam Won't Be Earning Any Football Trophies Now ]

Now, Harrison is trending beyond the sports world because of something he did — or rather, didn't do — for his kids!

When Harrison's sons came home from school with trophies given to them as student athletes despite the fact that they didn't win anything, the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman couldn't abide by that; he decided to take away the trophies until the boys had earned one the hard way!

Harrison, writing on Instagram, explained why he took the boys' participation trophies away, and why it was so important for his kids to only be rewarded for an achievement, rather than just showing up:

I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. I'm sorry I'm not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I'm not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best…cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better…not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut u up and keep you happy. #harrisonfamilyvalues

And here's the snap of the trophies themselves:

AH-mazing!!

#HarrisonFamilyValues indeed — and considering how long Harrison himself has been in the NFL, and how hard a road it is to get to that level as an athlete and stay there, he may know a thing or two about hard work and earning things in life.

What do YOU think? Should kids all get participation trophies??

[Image via James Harrison/Instagram.]

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