Video: NFL star surprises officer with Super Bowl tickets
A police officer in Cincinnati was surprised to learn he’ll be taking a trip to Minnesota in February
By PoliceOne Staff
CINCINNATI — A police officer in Cincinnati was surprised to learn he’ll be taking a trip to Minnesota in February.
WLWT reports that Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson recently surprised Officer Eddie Hawkins with a couple of Super Bowl tickets. Johnson led a program encouraging kids and the Cincinnati PD to strengthen their relationship through understanding.
The NFL star worked closely with Hawkins this year. While Johnson said he won’t being going to the big game this year, he said he was happy to give the tickets to Hawkins, who he described as a “mentor, a personal friend and truly deserving.”
Johnson was nominated for the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award, which recognizes a players' off-field community service. The nomination also came with a couple of Super Bowl tickets, which he delivered to the officer.
My @Bengals #WPMOY nomination came w/ @NFL Super Bowl tix to give to someone who has motivated & inspired me. I may not be going THIS year, but it feels good to send @CincyPD Officer Eddie Hawkins - a mentor, a personal friend and truly deserving ?? #WPMOYchallenge +Johnson pic.twitter.com/VAaCbv2EmT— Michael Johnson (@MJ_Agent90) January 8, 2018