There are bad things in the land of college football.
There is violence and drug use. There is entitlement and players taking shortcuts.
However, there are good things, too. Just ask Florida Gators linebacker Christian Garcia, who was honored at the White House this week as part of the “It’s on Us” Awards, created by President Barack Obama to help put a stop to sexual assaults on college campuses.
In July, Garcia was working as a security guard at a bar when he went to take out the trash. He saw a man molesting an unconscious woman and confronted him. The two scuffled and the man fled. But thanks to Garcia’s actions, he was later apprehended.
“I mean, at that point, I’m like, this isn’t right. This girl is probably drunk, there’s no possible way she could’ve given consent,” Garcia said at the time.
After visiting Washington, Garcia told the school’s website: “This is a great honor. It’s pretty cool to get recognized for a good cause.”