Rams Reporter Shares Touching Bobby Wagner Story Following Release

Tyler Maher
The Los Angeles Rams will miss Bobby Wagner on and off the field.
The Los Angeles Rams will miss Bobby Wagner on and off the field. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Los Angeles Rams made a tough decision on Thursday, agreeing to release All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner. The move makes sense for both sides, as the Rams need cap space and Wagner wants to join a winning team after LA went 5-12 last year.

Although Wagner was only with Los Angeles for one season, it's already clear that he had a major impact on and off the field.

While the numbers speak to his dominance on the gridiron, a touching story surfaced on Thursday night that shows how Wagner affected his community as well.

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According to Rams reporter Jourdan Rodrigue, Wagner went out of his way to give $5,000 to a part-time team employee earlier this month to help cover the funeral expenses for a deceased relative. Wagner didn't publicize it or do it to make his reputation look good -- he simply did it out of the kindness of his heart.

There are plenty of stories like that with Wagner, who is universally regarded as an outstanding teammate and citizen. It's sad that Los Angeles won't be able to keep him, but whichever team lands him in free agency will be very lucky to have him.

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