Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is helping former New York Jets teammate Dylan Donahue stay sober.
Seferian-Jenkins has taken steps to turn his life around after being cited for DUI both in college and in the NFL, with the latter occasions resulting in his release from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 25-year-old later joined the Jets before signing with the Jaguars this offseason.
Now, Seferian-Jenkins is paying it forward in relation to Donahue, a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Jets who was arrested in February after driving the wrong way in the Lincoln Tunnel and injuring four people when he collided with a bus. The arrest was his second DUI inside of a year for the 25-year-old Donahue.
"It was a natural thing," Seferian-Jenkins told the New York Daily News of offering to help Donahue. "I think the world of Dylan and the way he plays the game and the type of character he has. People make mistakes. It happens as you grow up. You can't cross them off because they made a couple mistakes.
"I've definitely had my fair share of incidents. Everyone has a different story, but we're all searching for the same thing: Peace and clarity. I think that's what he's doing. He's really attacked it hard."
Donahue has credited Seferian-Jenkins for helping him get his head on straight.
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