"He keeps our locker room in tip-top shape. He has such a special soul."
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks has reportedly paid for a team custodian and his son to go on an all expenses paid trip to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta this upcoming weekend.
According to a report by USA Today, Cooks handed Alfonso Garcia two Super Bowl tickets before the team boarded a flight to Atlanta last week. In addition to the tickets, Cooks informed Garcia that he had arranged flights and hotel accommodations for him and his son, Josh
Cooks never publicly promoted his good deed, but fellow wide receiver Robert Woods revealed the information while discussing what the veteran receiver has meant to the team, both on and off the field, since being traded from New England last offseason.
“I walked by and just happened to see that encounter,” Woods said (H/T USA Today). “That’s the type of teammate he is, and a leader.”
After word got out, Cooks was then asked about the gesture and explained:
“Oh, man, Alfonso – the guy is special, man. He keeps our locker room in tip-top shape. He has such a special soul. Someone that I found myself drawn to once I got there and I see him around the facility all the time. I just felt like it would be special for him to see that he is a part of this success as well, and I wanted him to be able to be at the Super Bowl with his son to enjoy that.”
Super Bowl LIII is set to kickoff at 6:30pm ET this Sunday, February 3 from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
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