Jarrett Irons Pays to Get a Copy of Willis Ward Documentary Into Every School

Submitted by BursleyHall82 on February 7th, 2019 at 5:17 PM

Good on Jarrett Irons. He and some other business leaders are paying to get a copy of "Black and Blue" (the Gerald Ford/Willis Ward documentary) into every high school in Michigan for Black History Month. What a great thing. LINK.


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February 7th, 2019 at 6:07 PM ^

What a great great gesture of respect  by Jarrett Irons towards Willis Ward and Jerry Ford.  Other than Michigan fans relatively few people know of their story, a story that should be made known to the whole state, the whole country, and the whole world.

Thank you Mr. Irons.  Wonderful idea!


February 8th, 2019 at 7:16 PM ^

amen to that...we brought some recruits to spring practice when he was a senior. Stood on the sidelines as they ran drills. He was next to one of my 6' 170 pound kids...I swear Jarrett's triceps were bigger than this kids torso...he was a huge monster. He was one heck of a linebacker and it sounds like he just continues to give. Very cool of him. One of the nicest mean ass football players I ever knew.


February 8th, 2019 at 5:05 PM ^

This is a really cool thing.  

I saw the documentary when they screened it at the Ford Library a few years ago and hadn't known much about the story until then.  It's a really good film.