Denver Broncos linebacker, Brandon Marshall has vowed to donate $300 for every tackle he makes this year to several organizations in the Denver community, including the Rose Adom Center to help stop domestic violence.
Marshall first made headlines during the Broncos season opener by kneeling during the National Anthem, and then by delivering a helmet to helmet hit on Cam Newton which cost him $24,309 in fines.
He has since met with Denver Police Chief, Robert White, to talk about some of the issues in the Denver community which resulted in his promise to make donations throughout the season. As evidenced by his instagram post, fans can track his donations throughout the year via social media using the #TackleChange hashtag.
Last season, Marshall had 77 total tackles and 102 combined tackles during the regular season. For those scoring at home, if he can replicate those numbers this season it'll work out to roughly $23,000-$30,000 in donations.
Marshall recorded six tackles in Week 1 against Carolina and will be back on the prowl this Sunday against Indianapolis.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, I took a knee for the National Anthem to take a stand against social injustice. My intent was not to offend anyone but rather to simply raise awareness and create some dialogue toward affecting positive change in our communities. In the last week, I’ve had a lot of productive conversations with people I respect, including Chief White of the Denver Police Department. I really appreciate all of them taking the time to listen to me and offer some insight and feedback on ways we can all make a difference. I’ve also had a lot of time to personally reflect on important issues such as race and gender equality, the treatment of our military veterans, our relationship with law enforcement, educational opportunities for our youth, and many more. I recognize and applaud the significant progress that has been made in these areas made possible only through the hard work of so many dedicated leaders. But, it’s clear there is so more work to be done by all of us. Together, we all need to Stand Up for change. This starts with me. My work with the Rose Andom Center to stop domestic violence is fulfilling and close to my heart. But I need to do more. I plan to be involved with several other organizations that benefit the Denver community and others through the services, awareness and funds they provide for these critical social issues. And I will donate 300 dollars for every tackle I make this season to those programs. You can track these contributions on social media through #TackleChange. I’m truly grateful for the support I’ve received from so many people, especially my teammates. I look forward to preparing with them and focusing on an important game Sunday against the Colts.