Tyone Crawford Home With Anti-Bullying Message

Tyrone Crawford is in town.

The Dallas Cowboy's Defensive End is home for the 2018 Windsor's Finest Football Academy - this year - featuring NFL Canada's PLAY 60,  the NFL's youth health and wellness campaign focused on increasing the health of young fans by encouraging them to be active for 60 minutes per day.

Participants ages 7-19 will have the opportunity to learn football fundamentals and leadership skills from Crawford and other stars such as Dez Bryant, Demarcus Lawrence and Daryl Townsend.


AM800 Sports Director Steve Bell with Dallas Cowboys Defensive End, Tyrone Crawford at Bell Media Radio, April 5, 2018 (Photo by AM800's Kristylee Varley)

This year's theme is "Level Up,"  and will encourage participants to overcome adversity and off-field sessions will focus on anti-bullying.

Crawford tells AM800 Sports, he has experience being bullied and being a bully himself.

"I was bullied mentally just because of academics, I wasn't at level with the rest of the students around me. I was also the bully and I had to take it from my older cousins when they told me to grab a kid if you see him being bullied and take him to the side and you have to be the role model in the school and step up," says Crawford.

Crawford's Windsor's Finest Football Academy takes place Saturday from 9am-4:30pm at the University of Windsor.


— with files from AM800's Steve Bell