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Jermichael Finley donating money for TDs, drops to Boston relief fund

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Over the course of his career, opposing teams have been the only ones to benefit from dropped passes by Packers tight end Jermichael Finley.

That won’t be the case in the 2013 season. Finley has followed in the footsteps of Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola and pledged donations to a Boston relief fund based on both his on-field successes and failures. Amendola said he’ll donate $100 per catch and $200 per drop to relief efforts and Finley took to Twitter on Thursday to announce a similar effort.

Stats Inc. lists Finley as having dropped seven passes last season. When you add that to his two touchdowns, that would mean $4500 in contributions to the effort. Packers fans and the fans of other NFC North clubs surely hope that Finley will be handing more money over to those affected by the bombings in Boston, although the two sides won’t share the same hope in how the bulk of Finley’s donation is made.

We have no dog in that hunt, but applaud Finley for joining the effort and hope his donation provides assistance regardless of why he’s writing the checks.

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46 Responses to “Jermichael Finley donating money for TDs, drops to Boston relief fund”
  1. kh221 says: Apr 18, 2013 12:33 PM

    Good for you Jermichael!

  2. larryboodry says: Apr 18, 2013 12:35 PM

    Good for him.

  3. ozymandias121 says: Apr 18, 2013 12:38 PM

    Wow this guy is an idiot.

  4. blacknole08 says: Apr 18, 2013 12:39 PM

    Cool. He has an excuse to drop alot of balls now.

    All jokes aside though, good for him and hope other players find other creative ways to give back to those who are less fortunate.

  5. goraidersgospurs says: Apr 18, 2013 12:41 PM

    Why do these players & owners keep telling us what they are going to do? just donate and keep between you & GOD!!!

  6. godofwine330 says: Apr 18, 2013 12:42 PM

    You know, sadly there is too much embezzling when it comes to charities that it almost isn’t worth it to send actual money. It’s worse than going money to a bum when you know he is going to spend it on drugs or alcohol or a preacher that you know is going to buy a Bentley with that money. I feel much more secure giving my time or buying something to send rather than sending money. There is a report that less than 10% of the Haiti relief fund actually made it to Haiti and that is sad.

    That said, I congratulate Finley on his efforts to help.

  7. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 18, 2013 12:43 PM

    The season doesn’t start for five months. How much good is this money going to do then? How about writing a check out of your giant salary right now and keeping quiet about it instead of turning a tragedy into a meaningless publicity stunt?

  8. rhamrhoddy says: Apr 18, 2013 12:46 PM

    I like the originality. Good for him. So every end zone target is a win (maybe subconsciously, Rodgers targets him more in the process).

    That’s good karma baby!

  9. jnbnet says: Apr 18, 2013 12:46 PM

    Thanks Mr. Finley. All of new England will be wishing you well…as well as hoping you drop a few more. Class act.

  10. fatsolio says: Apr 18, 2013 12:49 PM

    Yay, another one of these goofs looking for the cheap positive PR with this idiocy.

    Why don’t these guys just donate money right now instead of doing some lame crap throughout the season? What the hell good is money for some Boston relief going to do in December when the money has more use in the near future?

    I also like him making his donation amount based on dropped passes. On one hand that is him being cheap yet he drops everything so it may turn out to be a decent amount.

    It is sad how cheap multi million dollar earning celebrities can be and yet think they are so giving when they come up with dumb junk like this.

  11. dbones750 says: Apr 18, 2013 12:52 PM

    Bahaha, that’s hysterical. Excellent tweet, Jerm.

  12. gbmickey says: Apr 18, 2013 12:54 PM

    It only takes a jealous fan like you Spielman to rip a guy for doing a good thing. Based on your continued negative Packer posts it must be really painful for you that your team does not to get the recognition. Maybe if they could actually win something they would.

    As far as Finley its good to see he is maturing and not just thinking of himself.

  13. AAASportsMemorabilia says: Apr 18, 2013 12:55 PM

    Hate to see the negative comments about this. We think it is a great idea and creative on his part and hope to see other athletes do similar things.

  14. enochmh2 says: Apr 18, 2013 12:56 PM

    Not really knocking this catch/drop pass donation but how about just giving money now without needed the the pats on the back

  15. vik3z says: Apr 18, 2013 12:57 PM

    this guy is a joke. 5 months from now there will be something else that’s happened and nobody will be talking about this boston marathon. instead of turning it into a publicity stunt why not donate 5,000$ right now?

  16. 4superbowls says: Apr 18, 2013 1:02 PM

    Huge Vikings fan here, so no dog in this hunt, but how many of you people ripping Finley have given 1 penny to the relief effort? Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?

  17. nobreak1269 says: Apr 18, 2013 1:03 PM

    If Rodgers sill doesn’t like Finley-he should throw it at his feet everytime.That way Finley cuts cut and loses money at the same time.

  18. larryboodry says: Apr 18, 2013 1:10 PM

    @Rick:

    I asked the same thing on Amendola’s thread, a poster there made a good point…With all the horrific injuries suffered, folks will still need financial help way past the coming season…That said, these guys make enough money to send a check now with no gimmicks, and STILL send money later.

  19. vik3z says: Apr 18, 2013 1:14 PM

    4superbowls says:
    Apr 18, 2013 1:02 PM
    Huge Vikings fan here, so no dog in this hunt, but how many of you people ripping Finley have given 1 penny to the relief effort? Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?
    ____________________________________

    i didnt donate anything and i wont. the money i make is money ive earned to support my family. the government should be covering the costs for all the people involved who need it.

  20. larryboodry says: Apr 18, 2013 1:19 PM

    I haven’t donated yet, money’s tight when you are on a fixed income…But if the opportunity to help presents itself, I will do so.

  21. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 18, 2013 1:23 PM

    vik3z says:Apr 18, 2013 1:14 PM

    4superbowls says:
    Apr 18, 2013 1:02 PM
    Huge Vikings fan here, so no dog in this hunt, but how many of you people ripping Finley have given 1 penny to the relief effort? Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?
    ____________________________________

    i didnt donate anything and i wont. the money i make is money ive earned to support my family. the government should be covering the costs for all the people involved who need it.
    _________

    I can’t believe I’m sticking up for 4superbowls. You are what is wrong with this country, vik3z. You expect the government to take care of everything for everybody. Where do you think the government is going to get the money? They’re $16 trillion in debt! Liberals think that by paying taxes, they’ve given their part. Everyone who is able should be giving what they can to help others rather than waiting around for the government to do everything for them.

  22. scrummymustard says: Apr 18, 2013 1:34 PM

    “i didnt donate anything and i wont. the money i make is money ive earned to support my family. the government should be covering the costs for all the people involved who need it.

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    which is exactly what is wrong with America. ‘No its not my problem but the government should help out’

  23. deevo265 says: Apr 18, 2013 1:36 PM

    Everyone saying he should keep his mouth shut and donate without telling people should keep their mouths shut unless they’ve donated enough money to come close to what he will give. People saying he shouldn’t be doing this for publicity and just donate without making a big deal out of it, how do you know he hasn’t already? You wouldn’t have heard about….think about that one? Derrr

  24. schmitty2 says: Apr 18, 2013 1:43 PM

    Nice move by Finley but at the rate he drops passes by the time he makes his donation he will have ended up playing for the equivelent of the league minimum:)

  25. wegonefunkwichamind says: Apr 18, 2013 1:43 PM

    I’m not a big fan of giving donations for drops. Shouldn’t you be motivated to not drop passes? That’s almost like making drops excusable because people are going to benefit from it. I’d rather see him donate triple the amount per TD, or a slightly smaller donation per receiption ($100/catch, for example).

  26. gasolinejt says: Apr 18, 2013 1:53 PM

    Danny Amendola was the first to say he’s going to do this, and now people are copying him. If more people do it, more people will jump on the bandwagon, try to one up the other guys, and the result will be more money getting raised, so I say it’s a good thing.

    Maybe their motivations in announcing it aren’t completely philanthropic, but who cares? Let’s hope the money will get to people who need it.

  27. immafubared says: Apr 18, 2013 1:57 PM

    Well if he is donating every drop he makes, someone is going to get a ton o money.LOL

  28. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 18, 2013 2:02 PM

    deevo265 says:Apr 18, 2013 1:36 PM

    Everyone saying he should keep his mouth shut and donate without telling people should keep their mouths shut unless they’ve donated enough money to come close to what he will give. People saying he shouldn’t be doing this for publicity and just donate without making a big deal out of it, how do you know he hasn’t already? You wouldn’t have heard about….think about that one? Derrr
    _______

    How do you know what people have and haven’t donated? Most of us don’t announce on twitter what we give to charity. Okay, I’ll announce it here: Five months from now I’m going to give approximately $10 a month for five months to this charity. That’s the equivalent of what Finley is doing. Pardon me for not being impressed.

  29. jrmbadger says: Apr 18, 2013 2:25 PM

    @Rick Spielman is a Magician

    You sure are judgmental – why do you criticize a guy for doing a good deed? If he’s gonna do it, why not publicize it and have a little fun with it. Perhaps it will inspire more people to donate when they see famous athletes participate in and show support for the cause.

    Oh right, he’s a Packer so he’s incapable of a good deed. That’s right…. (rolls eyes)

  30. eightandeightlions says: Apr 18, 2013 2:28 PM

    What a dolt, he can’t even figure out how to shamelessly exploit tragedies for self-promotion like the rest of the athletes/politicians. NO ONE should be applauded for this, it is sickening how most people fawn over these public announcements, saying that so-and-so is a “class act”, when what they are actually doing is totally classless.

    What is the point of giving relief so far after the event, and for that matter, why do they need relief? This wasn’t 9/11 or the Haiti earthquake. Other than the fatalities and injuries, there is only minor damage.

    gbmickey: An overpaid NFL player publicly announcing that he will give a miniscule amount of money vs. what he makes, that will not be delivered until months after the money is actually needed speaks volumes about his character and maturization.

  31. sfniners4life says: Apr 18, 2013 2:29 PM

    Dude going owe money cause his salary going be burned up by the drops alone. Lol I’m just joking but it takes a special kind of guy to pick at himself and its for a good cause so even though I’m a niner fan congrats finely

  32. vikes8480 says: Apr 18, 2013 2:31 PM

    Cool move. I know he can drop balls, I had him on my fantasy football team the last two years.

  33. skittlesareyum says: Apr 18, 2013 2:31 PM

    goraidersgospurs says:
    Apr 18, 2013 12:41 PM
    Why do these players & owners keep telling us what they are going to do? just donate and keep between you & GOD!!!

    ————————-

    Because it inspires others to do the same. Imagine if I posted on Facebook that I was donating $50 to a charity, and encouraged others to do the same. You would say I should have kept quiet, yet if that post gets even one more person to also donate wasn’t it worth it?

  34. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 18, 2013 2:42 PM

    jrmbadger says:Apr 18, 2013 2:25 PM

    @Rick Spielman is a Magician

    You sure are judgmental – why do you criticize a guy for doing a good deed? If he’s gonna do it, why not publicize it and have a little fun with it. Perhaps it will inspire more people to donate when they see famous athletes participate in and show support for the cause.

    Oh right, he’s a Packer so he’s incapable of a good deed. That’s right…. (rolls eyes)
    ________

    Are you judging me by saying I’m judgmental? It’s great that he’s planning on doing a good deed five months from now, but can you really not see that this is more about self-promotion than about doing something good?

    Oh right, he’s a Packer so he’s incapable of doing anything that isn’t wonderful.

  35. joebone says: Apr 18, 2013 2:47 PM

    Maybe this grandstanding turd can toss a little cash to those folks down in West, Texas, too while he’s at it. There are even more dead and injured down there after all; what a great guy he must be to wrap a tragedy around his shoulders and tweet about it for all to admire. And now this Texas accident gives him an even greater opportunity to pat himself on the back.

    Whenever I give money to charity from now on I will tweet about it months in advance. So I can be a great guy just like Jermichael.

  36. irishnativeson says: Apr 18, 2013 2:48 PM

    The question is, what’s the over under on the drops and TD’s? If he has a hair on is arse he’d donate $1000.00 per drop and I’m okay with the $500.00 per TD.

  37. sportsmeccabi says: Apr 18, 2013 3:12 PM

    Why not go by last years numbers and donate now?

  38. taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 18, 2013 3:16 PM

    atleast he has a sense of humor about it.

  39. packmanfan says: Apr 18, 2013 3:24 PM

    This is really dumb.
    He is giving himself the motivation for not dropping the ball. And how often does he score TDs?
    He should just donate a fixed amount instead.
    Otherwise he won’t end up giving any money which seems to be his real goal here.

  40. deevo265 says: Apr 18, 2013 4:23 PM

    You people sicken mean. Ripping on a guy for donating money to a charity. Doesn’t matter if its made public, doesn’t matter how much it is, doesn’t matter when it comes…. It’s money to a good cause and its charity money, bottom line. Most of you need to reevaluate your life and how you give money or donate if you can ridicule someone for giving $4-10k of their hard earned money.

  41. huskersrock1 says: Apr 18, 2013 4:26 PM

    I think this is a great idea, although if Ademdola came up with it first he should have changed the terms a bit more than just the numbers.

  42. jrmbadger says: Apr 18, 2013 5:06 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Apr 18, 2013 2:42 PM

    Are you judging me by saying I’m judgmental? It’s great that he’s planning on doing a good deed five months from now, but can you really not see that this is more about self-promotion than about doing something good?

    Oh right, he’s a Packer so he’s incapable of doing anything that isn’t wonderful.
    ———————————–

    How do you know what his motives are? Do you know him? Did you talk to him about it?

    You’re on every thread with any Packer connection bashing Green Bay any chance you get. You sir need to grow up.

    As far as Finley is concerned, I’m no fan of Finley, but why not give the guy some credit for a change?

  43. djcoreylee says: Apr 18, 2013 6:48 PM

    JM is such a joke! Yeah I donated a huge amount of my 8 milion dollar paycheck. Wow, you are such an amazing guy! Donating a micro of your salary is such an amazing thing! Your a joke. And your agents should be fired.

  44. axespray says: Apr 18, 2013 9:26 PM

    well, a 3 and out cause of Finley drops won’t feel as crappy now.

  45. lakermetskins says: Apr 18, 2013 9:54 PM

    Great idea but he’ll go bankrupt by seasons end.

    2013- 81 recepts, 11 tds, 38 drops.

    Do we count the plays you run the wrong route too?

  46. vikescry1 says: Apr 18, 2013 10:26 PM

    fatsolio says:
    Apr 18, 2013 12:49 PM
    Yay, another one of these goofs looking for the cheap positive PR with this idiocy.

    Why don’t these guys just donate money right now instead of doing some lame crap throughout the season? What the hell good is money for some Boston relief going to do in December when the money has more use in the near future?

    I also like him making his donation amount based on dropped passes. On one hand that is him being cheap yet he drops everything so it may turn out to be a decent amount.

    It is sad how cheap multi million dollar earning celebrities can be and yet think they are so giving when they come up with dumb junk like this.

    ———————————————————————————————————————————————– so when was the last time you donated $500?? didn’t think so. i’m not a big fan od fineley anymore but i find it hard to hate on him for doing something positive with him money.

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