Pro athletes have been having a rough time of it in the media lately. We hear a lot about guys behaving badly: roughing up women, breaking the law, going to jail. Just this year we've seen far too much of alleged rapist Ben Roethlisberger, serial cheater Tiger Woods, and wife-abandoner Tiki Barber. But they are the exceptions, really. Most pro athletes are good guys who work hard and take care of their families. And some really go above and beyond the call of duty. Here, we'll take a look at five of the nicest guys in pro sports.
There's a reason the New Orleans faithful call him "Breesus." The Super Bowl–winning quarterback has been the heart of the city's recovery since coming to the Saints in 2006. Drew and his wife, Brittany, run a charitable foundation that raises money for cancer research and also rebuilds sports facilities, parks, and playgrounds that were affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Drew was named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2006 for his charity work. And, as if being the savior of an entire city and leading a team to its first-ever Super Bowl wasn't enough, Drew is a father to the most adorable little boy with Brittany, wee Baylen. And they're expecting a second child in October. Honestly, we can't help ourselves. He is basically the cutest man in the NFL. Super Bowl vs. World Cup
Except for this guy! Drew's former teammate, linebacker Scott Fujita, is now a Cleveland Brown, but even that ugly uniform doesn't make him any less awesome. Scott was adopted as a baby by a Japanese-American father and a Caucasian mother, and has said he considers himself Japanese, which makes pictures of 6'5" Scott with his family both hilarious and touching. He's an outspoken liberal in a league that more often than not leads toward the conservative, making statements in support of a woman’s right to choose as well as gay marriage. He's married to his college sweetheart, Jaclyn, and they have super adorable two-year-old twin daughters. Our crush on this guy is as big as he is.