(KMOV.com) - The five Rams players who made the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture before the team's game against Oakland Raiders visited Ferguson Friday.
TE Jared Cook, WRs Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Chris Givens, and Kenny Britt distributed basic necessities at the St. Louis County Urban League Christmas Party. The players pooled their money to buy gloves, food, hygiene items and 200 coats.
"We understand some of us come from backgrounds similar to this where we didn't really have much growing up," Bailey said. "So just for us to be able to reach out to this community and give back is a good deed, and it feels very good."
The players also contributed $10,000 to fund the event.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson.