Posted April 16, 2013

Danny Amendola will donate money for every catch towards Boston Marathon

NFL

Wideout Danny Amendola joined the New England Patriots last month and is already dedicating his support, reports USA Today.

Amendola, who signed a five-year $31 million deal with the team last month, tweeted that he would donate $100 for every catch and $200 for every dropped pass he has this season to support a marathon relief fund. While with the Rams last season, Amendola was hampered by injury and appeared in only 11 games, but made 63 catches. In 2010 when he started in all 16 games with the Rams, the 27-year-old receiver had 85 receptions.


6 comments
Sanchous
Sanchous

Why not just donate money rigt now? And why not more then 10k because I doubt he cathes more then 100 passes? Why waiting? And what if he catches just 1 pass until getting injured? He'll donate just 100 bucks? I don't get it, it is BS.

riley8
riley8

Nice gesture but he just signed for $6.2 million per season.  Even if he turns in a Welker performance this amounts to about $10,000.  This is the equivalent of me putting up $50.  I am going to put $100 in so I am not your typical internet hypocrite.  Anyone with me?

Skins'Fan
Skins'Fan

 @riley8 Did you donate $50.00? Maybe, maybe not. Was it as publicized? Either way, no. Is he a role model to a LOT of other people (and kids) thereby setting the example? Applaud him more for this than his on-field performance (although they're linked) and don't berate him. Amedola is doing what every NFL player should be doing - and most do - it just so happens this is current. So, again, don't berate him for it.

Jeffrey5
Jeffrey5

 @riley8 And, how many other donations will he make this year? Of those donations, how many has he already made a commitment to? Get off his back on this one. It is a nice gesture, and it's good to see that he is willing to donate for his dropped passes as well the ones he actually catches.

 

Stay strong Boston. Our hearts are with you.

JamesMartin
JamesMartin

 @Jeffrey5  @riley8 I'd like to see 5k for every dropped pass, that would leave fans and the pats front office hitting the like button ! guaranteed not to drop a pass all season!

Sportmentary
Sportmentary

 @Jeffrey5  @riley8 I agree. Athletes are criticized for what they do wrong but in this case he shouldn't be criticized fro what he's doing right. As Jeffrey5 mentioned, we don't no how many charities he is already committed to.