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Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey donates $1 million to Nashville school

LA Rams and their star cornerback still hope for new a deal

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Jalen Ramsey
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While he is awaiting word on a lucrative new contract with the Rams, star cornerback Jalen Ramsey is making a major personal donation in his hometown.

Ramsey is donating $1 million to the Purpose Preparatory Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, to help purchase resources to expand educational opportunities for students. Ramsey wants to help “level the playing field,” he said in a statement.

This is a major and commendable gesture by the 25 year old. It was noticed by Ramsey’s teammates.

On the same day that news broke about Ramsey’s large donation, Rams coach Sean McVay was asked about contract talks between the team and Ramsey. The talks have been ongoing for several weeks and there has been hope a new contract can be agreed upon by the start of the season on Sept. 13.

McVay didn’t have a timeline. but he said things are going well and he complimented Ramsey for the way he is handling the situation. Ramsey, who the Rams acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars last October, has been a star in training camp.