Cardinals Get Classy with Eric Berry Tribute Prior to Game Against Chiefs (Pics)
The Arizona Cardinals had to play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday with first place in the NFC West on the line. However, they didn’t let an important game obscure what’s really important in life. So before the game, a number of Cardinals players and coaches—including head coach Bruce Arians—took part in a touching Eric Berry tribute by wearing “Be Berry” t-shirts. And team president Michael Bidwell announced a $10,000 donation to the Eric Berry Foundation.
Berry, of course, is the Kansas City Chiefs safety who left a Week 12 game against the Raiders with chest pains only to find out he had a mass in his chest that doctors believe is lymphoma. He has since announced he won’t be back this year so he can focus on his health, and has remained very upbeat about everything. However, Berry’s teammates were and still are pretty shaken up by the news. So it meant a lot to see the opposing coach walking around the field in a Eric Berry t-shirt.
Classy move by Cards coach Bruce Arians today, wearing T-shirt in support of Chiefs’ Eric Berry. pic.twitter.com/bGCuIJp4zr
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) December 7, 2014
— SB Nation (@SBNation) December 7, 2014
Of course, the Chiefs didn’t leave the Eric Berry tributes entirely up to the Cardinals yesterday. Outside linebacker Justin Houston did this after a sack:
Hopefully all this support inspires Berry to beat the lymphoma and get back on the field soon.
Hat Tip – [KCChiefs.com]