Raiders WR Amari Cooper buys mom new house and car

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper made waves on social media recently. He purchased a home and car for his mother, Michelle Green, posting an inspirational message about his childhood.

Cooper posted a pic of his mother, the new car as well as the house.

Cooper, one of five siblings, grew up in poverty in Miami, Florida.

Before he attended Miami Northwestern High School, Cooper played football every day after school at the Barnyard, a community center in the low-income neighborhood Coconut Grove which had a black top court used for football.

According to Alabama beat writer Michael Casagrande, Cooper mentioned that the closest store, Milam’s Market, was three miles away from their home. Since there was no car, Cooper’s mom had to walk there to get food.

Cooper is one of the most talented receivers in the NFL, and if he continues to improve, he can expect a big payday after he becomes eligible for free agency or signs an extension with the Raiders.

It looks like he’s taking care of his family ahead of time.


The post can also be found on the Raiders Wire

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