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Media jerk scams Kyle Rudolph out of game-winning gloves

But there is a happy ending to the story

Wild Card Round - Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

As his designation as the Minnesota Vikings’ candidate for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. . .for the second year in a row. . .would indicate, Kyle Rudolph is a pretty charitable and giving guy. This is a trait that certainly couldn’t be characterized as bad, but it did end up with a pretty unsavory character pulling a fast one on the hero of Sunday’s Wild Card victory.

In the locker room scrum after the game, a media member. . .who Rudolph has stated is not “a local media member I see daily or a national reporter”. . .asked if they could have the gloves Rudolph was wearing when he caught the game-winning touchdown for a charity benefit. As you’d expect, Rudolph not only gave him the gloves, but autographed them for him as well.

That, unfortunately, led to this:

It turns out that by “charity benefit,” what the media member in question apparently meant was “selling them on eBay to make a quick buck for myself.” Because sometimes, you know, people suck.

The person who bought the gloves is a Vikings fan by the name of Jason King. Jason saw what Rudolph said about the situation, and together it appears they’re turning it into a positive.

I have a feeling that, between stories like this one and the actions of people like Jason King, the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital is going to end up getting a whole lot more than the $375.50 that the gloves wound up going for on eBay.

So, a bad situation is going to end up having a happy ending after all. Sure, the media hack that pulled this stunt is still trash, but at least his trashiness will be counteracted by a significant number of decent folks out there that want to help children rather than line their own pockets.