Earlier this month, the San Francisco 49ers revealed their draft pick for 2019 which included Dre Greenlaw. Greenlaw played college in Arkansas, making him a local star of sorts. However, there’s more to his character than we know. Greenlaw received praise from a father who revealed that the linebacker once helped his daughter from getting sexually assaulted.
Gerry Dales took to Twitter to share a story about Greenlaw after he was announced as the 148th draft pick for the 49ers. He began to explain that during his daughter went to a college party as a freshman and also didn’t have much experience drinking. Someone ended up putting something in her drink while she wasn’t paying attention. At the time, Dre was also a freshman and went to high school with Dales daughter but Greenlaw didn’t know the guy who was all over Dale’s daughter.
“When that guy tried to steer my daughter out the front door, he stopped the guy and said ‘she’s not going anywhere,'” Dales wrote. “The guy backed down, and no one saw him again. No one at the party seemed to know who he was, and my daughter and her friends never saw him again.”
He explained how Greenlaw’s decision to swoop in and protect the girl could’ve cost him his fate in the NFL. “He was a starter on the Razorbacks. His place was not secure. He was underage and at a kegger. He wasn’t drinking, but if there was a fight he was risking getting thrown off the team. In some ways, he was risking everything,” Dale wrote.
“I didn’t ever tell this story, because maybe someone would say “oh, he shouldn’t have been at that party.” Maybe not. But he had my daughter’s back, and for that I will always owe him,” the father wrote. “So, do me a favor. Root for Dre. He’s a good kid with a good heart.”