The world of sports outside of the field doesn’t always have positive stories involved with it. Monday was a different story as Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway saw two boaters on Lake Minnetonka in trouble and decided to help. Greenway jumped into the water and helped push the boat to a safer area before it was tied up to be towed away.
It was a very windy day in Minnesota on Monday and Greenway saw Crystal and Edward Alexis having trouble after their steering failed. Greenway even drove the couple back to their boat and car after getting them out of the water which makes the story all the more perfect. The interesting thing that comes about from a story like this is that after Edward Alexis got out of the water is that he told Greenway that he was a Chicago Bears fan.
Is there really any reason to do that after you just got saved from trouble on a lake with high winds and high water levels? Alexis told a Minneapolis TV station that he was “just going to keep it real.” Maybe he will change his mind about which team he is going to cheer for from now on after this happened and Greenway saved the couple. Here is a look at Greenway in action working on the situation.
It is a credit to Greenway as well for wanting to help. The high water levels and high winds would have stopped many people from trying to help out because of the danger involved. Greenway wasn’t thinking about himself in this situation and that’s the best part of the story. There are professional athletes out there who are willing to risk it all just to save two people stuck on a boat. There will be a little extra karma heading the Vikings’ way this season after Greenway’s good deed.
Greenway’s actions came a day before the Vikings began their second set of OTAs for the offseason which will conclude later this week. The team will also get together next week as well before their mandatory minicamp on June 17-19. Minnesota has one of the best linebackers in the game in Greenway as it is and now he can be looked at as a hero off the field as well.