Jessie Bates Announces Amazing First Move With New Falcons Contract
A lot of times when pro athletes sign a new contract, they'll splurge on something like a new car or a new house. Very rarely is their first move to immediately give some of their hard-earned money away.
Not Jessie Bates, though. The star safety already has some incredibly generous plans for part of his new contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
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Bates, who signed a four-year, $64 million deal with the Falcons earlier this week, told reporter Kelly Price that his JB3 Single Mothers Initiative will donate $1 million of that to single moms and organizations that help them in Atlanta.
Bates was the son of a single mother and has six siblings, so he knows first-hand how difficult things can be for them. Hopefully his donation can help make things a little easier for them in the Atlanta area.
The 26-year-old former Cincinnati Bengal is a prime example of how professional athletes can make a positive impact in their communities. Now that he has more money than he'll ever need, he's doing the right thing by giving some of it to people who aren't as fortunate as he is.