Thursday, April 19, 2007

King Vick the Generous

Mike Vick made a heartfelt donation of $10,000 to his alma mater yesterday to the families of the victims of the shooting. Some might think this a touching and generous gesture until they examine the situation a little bit closer. Vick had a 2006 cap number of about $7.5M. Not even factoring in any of his endorsement income which is sure to be plentiful, he gave a donation of 0.00133 of his income to the cause of the victims. That would be the equivalent of your average joe making $40k donating $52 to the cause. Sure it's nice that he's making donations to charity but an athlete such as himself donating such a small amount is not even worth writing the press release. He probably pays more a year in car insurance.

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