Several Miami Dolphins players give back by playing sports with incarcerated youth in Florida

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Some members of the Miami Dolphins recently took some time to make a positive impact in their community by playing sports with incarcerated youths.


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The players visited the Broward Juvenile Detention Center, with Jaelan Phillips getting special recognition on Instagram from the V.E.R.B. Kind organization for helping make the event happen.

Some of the other Dolphins who came along with Phillips were Jaylen Waddle, Christian Wilkins, Trill Williams, Jevon Holland and Gerrid Doaks.

The V.E.R.B. Kind aims to give incarcerated youths positive role models. The organization is primarily based in Florida, though it does have ties in other states. Those states include Alabama, Maryland and Texas.

It looks like the Dolphins players who took part in the event were able to enjoy playing some basketball and football.

Unlike trips to hospitals or other areas that strongly connect with people, a visit to a detention center might not resonate with some fans. Yet, making an effort to get the youths on positive paths for the future is something that’s worthy of recognition.

For the Dolphins, it was a positive bit of news in an offseason that hasn’t always been uplifting. Perhaps most notably, there have been serious allegations directed at team owner Stephen Ross by former head coach Brian Flores.

The Flores era is now over, and the organization is moving forward with Mike McDaniel as its new head coach. The hope is that the 2022 season will be an exciting one for Miami.

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Brad is a freelance writer for and has been around long enough to remember the 1972 perfect season, and even when Don Shula was coaching the Colts. He still follows the Dolphins and other happenings in the NFL, so he can offer a little perspective when it comes to the ups and downs of each season. Some of his opinions may end up differing from the people who read them, but that's par for the course when it comes to life in South Florida.