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NFL linebacker James Harrison sparks debate when he pledges to return sons' 'participation' trophies

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(CNN NEWSOURCE) - NFL player James Harrison is declaring war on the trophies kids get for simply showing up and playing a sport.
 
Harrison wrote on Instagram that he would return "participation trophies" that his eight and six-year-old sons recently brought home.

The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker says he is very proud and supportive of his children,
but believes everything in life should be earned, and they shouldn't feel entitled.

Harrison says he wants his kids, in his words, to earn a real trophy.

Reaction to Harrison's decision has been mixed. Some say they appreciate what Harrison is teaching his kids. But others note the kids did earn the awards for trying their best.

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