MIAMI (AP) Miami Dolphins tackle Jason Fox’s good deed in Haiti came with a reward.
Fox accepted a $2.5 million, two-year contract to remain with the Dolphins while doing volunteer work in the impoverished Caribbean nation.
He has been in Haiti since Sunday to help a friend who runs an orphanage. The agreement with the Dolphins was sealed long-distance Thursday with the help of Fox’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
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”They sat down and hashed everything out,” Fox said by phone, ”and Drew called me between every break. When we got to where both sides agreed, he called me and asked me if I wanted to get it done. I said `Yeah, let’s do it. I couldn’t be happier.”’
Fox, who played for the University of Miami, said he has seen a few Hurricanes T-shirts while in Haiti, but no Dolphins paraphernalia.
Fox plans to return from Haiti on Saturday. He made his first trip there a year ago.
”We’re building buildings and sidewalks, and I’ll play with the kids – anything to enrich their lives,” he said. ”When you see how little these kids have, it breaks your heart. I want to give back any way I can.”
Fox was chosen the Dolphins’ community service award winner following last season for his volunteer work in South Florida. He’s going into his fifth NFL season and his second with the Dolphins, and he has five career starts. He played in nine games last year and started the final two games.
Fox re-signed with Miami rather than becoming a free agent next week.
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