Defender Elliot Omozusi tells BBC Late Kick Off London and the South East that he is using his second chance with Leyton Orient after being released from prison to make a difference in the community.
The 25-year-old was jailed in 2011 for intimidating a witness in another court case and sacked by the club.
League One side Orient re-signed the former Fulham and England Under-17 international after he was released, having served 16 months of his two-and-a-half year sentence.
Omozusi has been nominated for the Professional Footballers' Association's Player in the Community Award for the work he does mentoring local youngsters.
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