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Texans Receiver A.Johnson Spent $19,000 On Gifts For Kids In CPS

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Derekmtl85, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Derekmtl85

    Derekmtl85 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this belongs in Off-topic or NFL zone, so i put it here.

    This photo of Houston Texans star Andre Johnson holding a ridiculously long receipt from Toys 'R' Us blew up on Reddit today, and there's actually a great story behind it.
    Twelve kids, aged 8 to 16, who are in Child Protective Services were given 80 seconds to grab as many toys as they could, and Johnson picked up the tab.


    Read the rest: http://www.businessinsider.com/andre-johnson-spent-19000-on-toys-2012-12



    Very cool story.
     
  2. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I just heard that story on the radio. Cool.
     
  3. HoustonFrog

    HoustonFrog Well-Known Member

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    He does this every year too. Great guy!
     
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome.

    Best part is the Supermarket Sweep aspect. I'm betting a couple stopped off to snag some meats and cheeses cause those are the big money getters.
     
  5. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Great story. :bow: to Andre.
     
  6. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Very cool of him. :thumbup:
     
  7. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Well-Known Member

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    Im guessing the kids went straight to electronics.
     
  8. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Shamelessly stolen from another thread.......

    "Must be expecting a big pay day."
     
  9. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    that is super legit

    it is refreshing to see many athletes today recognizing they can be a force of good in their community
     

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