With a couple of Missouri-based NFL teams making donations to the relief efforts in Joplin, a Kansas native who has made it to the highest levels of the sport has come up with a simple way to add to the cash contributions.
Bills punter Brian Moorman has placed a game-worn, signed jersey for auction on eBay.
The current bid stands at $382, with three days left in the process. We encourage PFT Planet to start pushing that number toward and beyond $1,000.
UPDATE: Moorman has thanked us via e-mail for publicizing his efforts to raise money for tornado relief. “Joplin is about 20 minutes from where I played my college ball at Pittsburg State University,” Moorman writes, “and is where I ran many track meets and played many football games against our rival Missouri Southern (Alma Mater of Rod Smith). My wife grew up in Pittsburg and she and I have many friends and family that work or live in Joplin and have been affected greatly by this disaster along with the many other people from the area. The more I hear back from them the more heartbreaking it is. It has been difficult to not be able to get back to help so hopefully this jersey will help raise some extra cash and I appreciate your help with that. Even though you don’t think punters are football players.”