Former NFL running back Jerome Bettis is in Nebraska. Thursday he made a stop at Children’s Hospital in Omaha to visit patients.
“If I can use my celebrity in any way, to help raise money or put a smile on a kids face, that is what it is all about. And that’s what I think you should do as a public servant.”
The retired Pittsburgh Steeler Super Bowl champion is in the Cornhusker State to play in the Boomer Esiasion Foundation Nebraska Golf Classic for cystic fibrosis. He says kids are very important to him.
“It’s unfortunate everything doesn’t go every kids way in terms of a clean bill of health but it is important to still have the opportunities for kids to enjoy themselves and have fun and be able to smile.”
Bettis retired in 2006 and is now a sports commentator. He talked about his retirement and also fellow athlete Brett Farve.
“My knees are done. He is still running around like a young man but I was running like and old man and that didn’t work too well in my position.”
Bettis is now heavily involved with charity work as well.