Former New York Giants legendary coach Bill Parcells has extended a helping hand to 20 former Giants players facing financial crises by lending them $4 million.
This generous gesture was disclosed by long-time New York sports writer Gary Myers, who is set to release a book titled “Once a Giant: A Story of Victory, Tragedy, and Life After Football” about the 1986 Super Bowl champion Giants.
In an interview on WFAN’s “Boomer & Gio” show, Myers shed light on Parcells’ act of kindness, emphasizing how it has served as a financial lifeline for his former players who were grappling with dire circumstances.
“It’s just incredibly generous what he’s done with these guys. Bill has loaned out $4 million to 20 players that played for him, who come to him in this financial crisis. Bill knows when they come to him it’s a last resort,” Myers revealed.
When asked why he decided to offer such significant financial assistance, knowing he might not get the money back, Parcells replied, “These guys have sacrificed so much for me with their bodies and their commitment.”
Bill Parcells’ support for his former players reflect the deep bonds forged on the football field and the profound impact that sports figures can have on the lives of their athletes long after the game is over.
Parcells won two Super Bowls while coaching the Giants, famously getting carried off the field by his players.