$30 Million Waiter: A Lesson in Leadership and Humility by Justin Tuck

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Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 started like any day as one would expect.  Though slightly warmer than crimson fall days of the past, New York City was bustling with the usual air of frenetic energy.
It was to be a morning where I would have the privilege to be served a sandwich (if I wished) by a $30 million contract waiter, who also happened to be the captain of the Giants defense—none other than the venerable Justin Tuck.
Rarely does one have the opportunity to meet a professional athlete who redeems the notion of what the "human-athlete" is in life.  Too many times we are disappointed by the short-comings of the athlete.  
No city is more unforgiving to their stars, no city deserves to expect as much as New York City does.  The heart and soul of the fan in New York invests real emotions in every action they do—both when a spectator and participant.  No less is expected from the athletes which walk the concrete jungle known as M...

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