Babineaux, Chauncey to hold FREE youth football camp

The Falcons' Jonathan Babineaux (left) and his younger brother, Seattle Seahawks' Jordan Babineaux (27), meet after their game, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, in Seattle. (Associated Press)

The Falcons' Jonathan Babineaux (left) and his younger brother, Seattle Seahawks' Jordan Babineaux (27), meet after their game, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, in Seattle. (Associated Press)

BIRDLAND – Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux and defensive end Chauncey Davis, tireless

Atlanta Falcons' Stephen Nicholas, right, Chauncey Davis, second from right, and Curtis Lofton, left, try to tackle New York Jets' Braylon Edwards during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Atlanta Falcons' Stephen Nicholas, right, Chauncey Davis, second from right, and Curtis Lofton, left, try to tackle New York Jets' Braylon Edwards during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

workers with the kids of the community in the offseason, will hold a one-day FREE football clinic at Grady High from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11.

Also, former Baltimore Raven Daniel Wilcox, a Decatur native, will help out in partnership with urban retailer DTLR.

This is the fifth time that the camp will be held.

While the camp is free, parents are required to register their kids. You can register right here.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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18 comments Add your comment

Past Falcon Faithfull

June 4th, 2011
11:39 am

Sure this is a sponsored event, but it is great to see the NFL players spending their time being a great role model for the kids. Now what kind of role model are the NFL morewanters owners being? Why don’t we pass a rule that the owners can only stay owners for the same 4.5 average year career as the players?

GT GRAD

June 4th, 2011
12:17 pm

There is no rule that requires players only “stay players” for 4.5 years!

Grow up……players play as long as they are a better option than the other players on the team at their respective position. The players & owners BOTH make plenty of money in the NFL. If they have a better option (money, lifestyle, peace, happiness, etc.) doing something else; they should make a change, otherwise show up and live up to your contract.

BTW…..I think the free football camp is a superb idea and the kids will have a blast!!

GT GRAD

June 4th, 2011
12:38 pm

I personally think all player salaries should be based on a reasonable fixed pay scale based on position for ALL teams (i.e. QB makes $1M/season, RB makes $500K/season, LB makes $400K/season, etc.) with bonuses for specific football accomplishments. QB is expected to throw 10 TD passes, so he gets $25K for every TD >10 each season as an example. Each player gets 75% of the jersey sales of his number. Improve the healthcare and retirement programs for existing and former players. Players would agree to play for teams with great coaches, facilities, fans, and decide where to play based on the opportunity to start.

Owners would be forced to a maximum profit of $20M/season……..any profit over the $20M would be automatically distributed evenly to 10 charities in the city or state where the team plays!!

Require the price of game tickets and concessions be reduced to a reasonable level which allows families to actually attend the games!!

If the NFL took this approach, several SUPER-STAR players would decide against playing (for 1-2 years) before they come to the realization that they have absolutely no other means to make even close to the amount of money they can make playing a game they love with great health and retirement benefits! The players would eventually decide to play. Baseball, Basketball and Hockey would eventually follow this example and we would finally have professional sports where the MONEY does not have a strong detrimental effect on the game.

I realize this is a pipe dream, but it would solve a lot of problems and be a MUCH better system than we currently have in place. Players would be paid based on performance (for the currrent season) and the motivation to work hard and play well would be stupendous!

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SeenThisB4

June 4th, 2011
10:19 pm

Come on, you falcan’t fan know that it would be better if there were no season this year, so that you do not have to watch the Saints eviscerate your weak defense and one dimensional offense.

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TCCB

June 5th, 2011
1:46 am

Thanks DOL, my kid is going.

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VinnyD

June 5th, 2011
7:40 am

Mike P has been doing this for years while he was a Jag. He ran a camp in Gainesville, FL and Jax. I worked with him in the gainesville camp and the kids had a good time. There were other NFL guys there (mostly Mike’s ex UF buddies) and a few football coaches along with some of us S & C guys. It was always a great event.

chris bowden

June 5th, 2011
9:15 am

Chauncey works in the community throughout the year. My son received a free bike from him at Christmas! He is what professional players should be off the field. I follow Chauncey @ChaunceyDavis92 on Twitter!

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jackson

June 6th, 2011
1:58 pm

nfl suck all rich mother.need to take a pay cut and give the money back to the fan.because that wrere the money can from.

impressive

June 6th, 2011
4:50 pm

still banned?

hiramsaint

June 6th, 2011
5:33 pm

of course it was free. who’s gonna pay money to let thier kid hang around a pot head?

fan

June 7th, 2011
12:48 pm

Its so great to see ppl on here talking crap about the players and the Falcons…it really shows what kinds of fans OTHER teams (*cough* Saints *cough*) have…i for one think its great that they are taking the time to spend a day helping kids…anyone who uses an article like this one to bash our players and team must have nothing better to do…go read UR teams blog…save the s#*t talking for the games…i guess seeing the pic of a Seahawks player in the article got yall all riled up… :)

It Ain't Rocket Science

June 7th, 2011
7:20 pm

The big question of the NFL season should be if anybody wants to pay for a half of a season, just so the owners and players don’t lose the money they are fighting over now. If this season is only 8 games, I for one will not bother to even follow the pros this year, if that is the case. How in the world can a 8 game season even produce a clear winner.

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