Bengals’ Andrew Hawkins Knocks Down Ball Boy, Helps Him Up (GIF)
I’m not sure what it takes to be a ball boy (ball man?) in the NFL, but I’m guessing they prepare you for lots of worst-case scenarios. For example, you could run out of footballs, or you could have too many footballs. But worst of all would be a player on the field accidentally running into you and knocking you over. And when that does happen, those players are probably not all as nice as the Bengals‘ Andrew Hawkins was during Sunday’s AFC Wild Card game against the San Diego Chargers.
After colliding with a ball boy on the sideline, Hawkins tried to catch the dude, but ended up getting a handful of towel instead. So, rather than leave the man on the ground, Baby Hawk actually walked over and helped the guy up. Pretty nice show of class on the part of Hawkins, and it doesn’t look like the ball boy was hurt, which, of course, means that you can laugh at him falling down pretty much guilt free.
You can do just that by checking out the GIF of the incident below: