DeAndre Hopkins' mother was blinded in an acid attack.
The NFL star DeAndre Hopkins who is a Houston Texans All-Pro wide receiver has a touching tradition with his blind mother. Sabrina Greenlee, his mother, was blinded, in 2002, during a dispute over a man she was dating wherein another woman threw a mixture of lye and bleach at her face.
As reported by Today, Hopkins was only a child during the time it happened and later enrolled at Clemson University from where he got his break into professional football. Growing up, he has remained extremely close to his mom and established a moving tradition with her. He hands her the football, every time he scores a touchdown as a way of saying ho much he appreciates her.
Greenlee has used her own bad experience to initiate a nonprofit organization called S.M.O.O.O.T.H. that, according to their website, "is an unprecedented attempt to eliminate the epidemic of Domestic Violence and transcend those affected from hurt to healing. Our mission is to empower, educate, and prepare survivors of Domestic Violence by acknowledging, celebrating, and affirming their whole selves."
Talking to ESPN about the incident with his mother Hopkins said: "It's helped me learn a lot, about life, about how to treat a woman. It's helped me become a man."