PHOENIX -- Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker is the latest NFL player to use his platform to affect change. He was alerted to a viral video of a Knoxville, Tennessee, kid named Keaton Jones, who was in tears and frustrated after being bullied at school.
Walker, who was in the Phoenix area preparing for the Titans Week 14 contest against the Arizona Cardinals, sent a video showing his support for Jones and giving him some inspirational words of encouragement. Toward the end of the video, Walker offered Jones and his family four Titans tickets to the Titans season finale.
— Delanie walker (@delaniewalker82) December 9, 2017
The Joneses said they wouldn't be able to attend the Dec. 31 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a family member getting their tonsils removed. Walker said he would have four tickets waiting for them when the Titans make the playoffs.
The original video posted by Jones' mother Saturday morning went viral and has more than 10 million views. Jones repeatedly asked why do people bully because others are different. He mentioned kids pouring milk on him and stuffing ham in his clothes. The video led to action from many University of Tennessee football players who pledged via Twitter to have lunch with at the school next week. Former NFL player Donte Stallworth urged Walker and others to get involved. The Titans plan to do something collaborative as well.