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Nice article on Ryan Nece in this week's SI

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This week's SI--with Tim Tebow on the cover--has a nice article on former Bruin Ryan Nece's new charity efforts. I like articles like this; they give me a warm and fuzzy about my school. "The idea began in church for Ryan Nece, with a pastor's sermon about the Good Samaritan, but you do not have to be religious to understand what Nece is trying to share—the lightness of heart that comes with helping someone in some way, large or small. Nece, a linebacker who has played at UCLA and for the Buccaneers and the Lions, knows that anyone can get hooked on that feeling, that it is the best kind of addiction, and he just can't keep it to himself. Sometimes the greatest gift is reminding others how good it feels to give. That is what led Nece to bring $4,000 in cash to a Tampa restaurant last month. When a pro athlete is carrying that kind of wad, there are a few obvious guesses as to where the evening will lead—to a Vegas blackjack table, perhaps, or a nightclub VIP room with bubbly and bimbos. But the 30-year-old Nece had other plans. He stuffed 70 envelopes with $55 each (55 was his jersey number with Detroit last season) and distributed them among the surprised friends and associates he had invited to the restaurant. The money wasn't the gift; the instructions that accompanied it were. Use this cash to help someone, he told them, and encourage those you help to do something kind in turn. Make the gifts multiply. Watch goodness grow."

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