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Jermaine Gresham does a good deed

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As it turns out, there’s a way to turn 50 cents into $100 without going to Vegas and betting on the Browns to win the Super Bowl.

Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham discloses via Twitter that a homeless man put 50 cents into a parking meter to help Gresham avoid what would have been a $55 parking ticket.  (When you know the specific amount of the ticket, it means that you’ve had a few.)

Gresham says that he rewarded the man for his gesture.

And so now whenever Gresham goes to his car, he’ll be swarmed by panhandlers who claim they saved him from a parking ticket.

It’s actually a better strategy than holding the time-honored “will work for food” sign.

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12 Responses to “Jermaine Gresham does a good deed”
  1. amanistumor says: Jul 7, 2012 10:10 AM

    Nice gesture by Gresham.

  2. cincyredlegz says: Jul 7, 2012 10:14 AM

    the man is just as great off field as he is on the field. real class a good turn around in the news for bengal players, no one was arrested.

  3. kuta82 says: Jul 7, 2012 10:38 AM

    Good job #84. That should get him a pass to a Buffet

  4. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jul 7, 2012 10:40 AM

    What Gresham did (if he found the guy) was pretty cool, but what the homeless man did was awesome. You’re talking about a guy who could probably use the money, but instead used it to spare someone of a ticket. $100? If I were a multi-millionaire like Gresham, I’d make this man’s day and give him a thousand.

  5. obxraider says: Jul 7, 2012 10:40 AM

    “And so now whenever Gresham goes to his car, he’ll be swarmed by panhandlers who claim they saved him from a parking ticket.”

    Because if its one thing that homeless people have, its a computer with an internet connection to read this article.

  6. js39 says: Jul 7, 2012 10:47 AM

    Should it be homeless man does a good deed.

  7. fumblenuts says: Jul 7, 2012 10:54 AM

    Jermaine Gresham has got HEART!

  8. londonbengal says: Jul 7, 2012 12:29 PM

    Props to Gresh…….

    Perhaps another Bengal could help an old lady across the street, or help a young mum with her groceries or something, and we might actually get two consecutive Bengal ‘good news’ stories for a change…….

  9. chazzmon says: Jul 7, 2012 2:38 PM

    Should be titled, Homeless man does good deed and gets rewarded by careless rich football player.

  10. cuseboy24 says: Jul 7, 2012 4:48 PM

    Gresham, wow what a guy, gives a homeless man $100 bucks so he can tell the world what a great guy he is on twitter

  11. nofunleague says: Jul 7, 2012 6:04 PM

    …and is some fine cities it is illegal for someone else to put money in a meter…glad the homeless guy didn’t get caught.

  12. cbgbs21 says: Jul 8, 2012 10:55 PM

    I love how some people take the time to see right through a good-hearted story and somehow find something negative to say about it. Are your lives that miserable? Seriously, what gives?

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