Denver Broncos safety David Bruton has decided to start working as a substitute teacher in his native Miamisburg, Ohio during the NFL lockout. Bruton is a ’09 graduate of Notre Dame and he decided to apply for a one-year substitute teacher’s license from the Ohio Department of Education during the lockout. He received the license and less than two weeks ago he received his first assignment as a sub — splitting time between two second grade classes. He was also called to sub in at Miamisburg High School on Friday, which is where he graduated in ’05.
Bruton made $90 for each day in the classroom and he says he’s not doing it for the money. Rather, Bruton is doing it to help pass the time in a positive way. “I’m just trying to keep busy,” Bruton told The Denver Post “and it’s nice to be able to give back to my community.” He also says his former high school football coach encouraged him to help the school out as a sub, and it seems to be working out pretty well.
We’ve highlighted the activities football players have been doing during the lockout. We’ve had Drew Brees pay for his team to workout, one quarterback-tight end combination practice in a parking lot, and then we have ding dongs like Chad Ochocinco spend his time riding bulls and playing pro soccer. I don’t think anyone’s doing anything much more worthy with his time than David Bruton.
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