On July 4, 2015, Jason Pierre-Paul's life changed. The Giants' two-time Pro Bowl defensive end let a firework explode in his hand. The incident cost Pierre-Paul his right-index finger and was inches from ending his career.
One year later, Pierre-Paul says he will be out of the country. However, in advance of the upcoming Independence Day festivities, the two-time pro bowler released a PSA on firework safety.
The 45-second video features Pierre-Paul and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission chairman, Elliot Kaye, giving safety advice from the Giants' practice facility.
Pierre-Paul advises Americans to "keep fireworks away from kids" and to leave recreational explosives "to the fireworks professionals."
The Super Bowl XLVI champion did return to the field last season, but he was not his usual self, producing only one sack in eight games (Pierre-Paul averages roughly 0.52 sacks per game in his six-year career).
It appears Pierre-Paul has learned from his mistake, and he's imploring other to learn from it as well.
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