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Retired Giants CB Perry Williams Named to Insightful Player Team for His Work Empowering Youth

August 12th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
By Giants 101

Former New York Giants cornerback and two-time Super Bowl winner Perry Williams has been named to the Insightful Player team because of his positive influence as a role model for youth.

Insightful Player, a bold movement of hope that features inspiring stories and programs about great NFL role models to inspire youth features Williams’s story on the Insightful Player website.

An Insightful Player is a person of integrity, such as a current or former NFL player, who shares their personal message of hope for the sole purpose of lifting the spirits of all, especially children. Williams joins a roster of Insightful Players which includes: Doug Baldwin (Seahawks), Matthew Slater (Patriots), Jerricho Cotchery (Steelers), Benjamin Watson (Saints), Jason Campbell (Bengals), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Devin McCourty (Patriots), Jason McCourty (Titans) and Usama Young (Raiders), among others. There are currently 48 members on the Insightful Player team with more NFL players joining each week.

“I am overjoyed to be able to add someone with the character, passion and dedication that Perry Williams exhibits as a member of the Insightful Player team.” said Chrissy Carew, founder of Insightful Player. “His personal mission to touch and transform the lives of young people through his work as a curriculum developer, camp director, motivational speaker and college instructor and as the spokesperson for Beyond the Laces, is transforming the lives of every child receiving his message.”

Williams, who also works to aid the Friends of Rich Fritzky annual charity dinner at Fairleigh Dickinson University, is thrilled for the new opportunity.

“In a day-and-age when most don't recognize the value in putting an athlete’s expression of faith in print, Chrissy Carew — "Coach” Carew — demonstrates a courage that sets her above!” noted Williams. “Her Insightful Player provides an honest view of the professional football player. This allows athletes of faith to share who they really are. In this way we are better able to connect with our youth and positively impact them for their own hopeful future. Chrissy’s past success in accomplishing this is a demonstration of her excellent ability, wisdom, and heartfelt desire to improve our world.

“And, as we both share the same time-honored values, it is a joy to be part of Coach Carew‘s Insightful Player team. Together, we will reach the next generation to help improve youthful lives now, so they too, in turn, can “pay-it-forward” and make a difference, when they are successful adults. Thank you for including me in this most noble effort!”

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20 Responses to “Retired Giants CB Perry Williams Named to Insightful Player Team for His Work Empowering Youth”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    He was a good player, and now has proven to be a good guy. Kudos.

    It’s easy to forget that the vast majority of professional athletes are also good people. We always hear about those who aren’t.

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      I’ve gotten to know Perry quite well over the last three or so years and am actually good friends with his girlfriend, Laureen. Tremendous people. Great character. And Giants 101 fans/readers! haha

      •  Krow says:

        Perry had a nice career. Solid, decent player. The kind of guy every team needs.

      •  Laureen Clark says:

        Thank you for writing this great article Dan, and the nice comment you made above! Perry and I appreciate all you do, and especially your friendship. We’re excited for Beyond The Laces and the opportunity it will give Perry to touch the lives of children!

    •  GOAT56 says:

      In my mind he had a similar career to Ross. Though Ross was suppose to be batter than he turned out.

  2.  Krow says:

    Kiwi had a $4-ish million salary. He was a starter. That’s what those guys get paid. They cut him to around $1.5 mil.

    Now let’s contrast that to the coach’s son in law. Over the last 2 years he pocketed $14,000,000 to play like garbage … when he even played. He was done and we all knew it. This year they give him another $1,500,000 retirement ‘gold watch’. He’s sitting on his couch eating Doritos now and making the same money as Kiwi.

    I think the team should have been fair to a high character guy who did everything asked of him … and actually played. This was way too deep a cut if you ask me.

    •  GmenMania says:

      The Snee hate is more than a little ridiculous at this point. I don’t know why you hate the guy so much, but what evidence do you have to suggest that he’s “stolen” money from this organization?

      Yes he’s Coughlin’s son-in-law, but that has absolutely nothing to do with why he wasn’t released two years ago when his injury problems first arose. As a matter of fact, Snee agreed to restructure his contract in 2011 for what was the second time, converting much of his base salary into a prorated signing bonus. He did this to help the Giants free up cap space, much as he had done before. This resulted in a lot of guaranteed money on the books over the last two years, leading to the Giants’ inability to cut out without incurring serious dead money.

      The team didn’t give him $14,000,000 just because he was the coach’s son-in-law. Frankly, that’s an idiotic assertion. Coughlin doesn’t run this team; Jerry Reese does. And despite Coughlin’s influence, I’m sure as hell that Reese, who’s very adamant about player worth, didn’t intentionally sabotage the team’s cap situation to give Snee some extra money. You come off sounding like a conspiracy theorist when you make accusations like that.

      The bottom line is that Snee was unable to be cut because of prorated signing bonuses, derived from contract restructures aimed at helping the team in previous years.

      Secondly, the guy’s stated multiple times that these injuries have been incredibly frustrating for him and that he’s wanted nothing more than to get on the field over the past two years, so it’s not as if he just decided to sit out the past couple years to collect that extra money.

      Lastly, since he retired, he doesn’t collect that remaining $1.5 million. The team and most so-called experts (whatever value their opinions have) believed that was a fair price for Snee if he could return even to half of what he used to be, and I agree with that.

      I don’t really know why you’ve chosen to demonize this guy, but it’s starting to get very absurd.

      •  Krow says:

        Naturally you may believe what you like. But the fact remains that some players get treated surprisingly different than others. Of course the Giants are not alone in this. Many corporations … especially family owned ones … behave exactly the same way. Relationships matter.

        •  Krow says:

          Oh, and $nee got over a million bucks for showing up to camp. That was why he waited to announce his “retirement”.

  3.  Krow says:

    Corey Washington … inspired by Victor Cruz … tries his hand at fashion design.

    http://www.mindlessmirth.com/2011/03/ugliest-clothes-ever.html

  4.  GOAT56 says:

    I’m shocked that Kiki generated so much discussion on 101. I’m also shocked that some think what was done to him contract wise was wrong. There are countless players who had minimal contract offers at this juncture in their careers. Kiwi is a good soldier but so were a ton of guys that left here in search for a better offer. Kiwi took the cut because basically that’s what he’s worth. Kiwi was no UDFA so he’s made good money his whole career. He’s been a good player but nothing great. I don’t see the beef especially when we let better DL players like Tuck, Osi, Cofield, Joseph, etc go for money reasons.

    Now the way the NFL system works is messed up compared to real life or other sports so I do agree with Kiwi on that point but in no way do I feel bad for him.

  5.  GOAT56 says:

    I don’t agree. He was overpaid last year, what he got was fair. He wasn’t expected to be the starter. Patterson got less coming off a better year and is younger. I don’t see the issue. We offered Tuck like 3 mil.

    •  Krow says:

      Tuck was offered $3 mil and a 2 yr deal. Raiders did $5.5 and also a 2 yr deal. He really had to take it.

  6.  Judy Burgess Krings says:

    You scored another hero, Chrissy! Kudos and so happy for you and all your readers and supporters.

  7.  Laureen Clark says:

    Thank you for writing this great article Dan, and the nice comment you made above! Perry and I appreciate all you do, and especially your friendship. We’re excited for Beyond The Laces and the opportunity it will give Perry to touch the lives of children!

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