Most young, struggling parents are happy to receive help from friends and family.
Tyrus and Olivia Thompson, though, must turn down almost everything.
A friend offers to buy diapers? A distant relative wants to lend the couple — which only has one car — a vehicle? The Thompsons cannot accept, or else they put Tyrus’ future in very real jeopardy.
Such is life for a college football player who also happens to be a husband and father of two toddlers.
“If somebody gave me something for free and then somebody told OU, Tyrus would be suspended while they investigate it,” Olivia Thompson said.
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