Kyle Rudolph says media member deceived him for his gloves, sold them on eBay

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Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph caught the game-winning touchdown pass in Sunday’s playoff win for the Saints, so the gloves he wore in the game are a valuable piece of sports memorabilia. Rudolph could have kept the gloves for the sentimental value, or he could have sold them to make some extra money for himself.

Instead, Rudolph gave them away — to a member of the media he says lied to him, claiming they’d be part of a charity fundraiser. Instead, the gloves were sold on eBay.

“It’s disappointing,” Rudolph wrote on Twitter. “A member of the media in the locker room after the game asked if he could have my gloves for a charity benefit, so I said of course and I will even sign them for you! Well he got me, sold on eBay 3 days later.”

It should go without saying that such an activity is a huge violation of professional ethics that would result in the member of the media being fired by any reputable employer as well as banned from receiving credentials to NFL games in the future. The member of the media has not been identified, but he should be, and he should not be a member of the media any longer.

36 responses to “Kyle Rudolph says media member deceived him for his gloves, sold them on eBay

  1. I hope the media person who got the gloves gets the axe. Claiming it was for a charity and then just selling them off is about as low as you can go.

  2. I just checked eBay for “Sold Listings” on Kyle Rudolph gloves, Kyle Rudolph autograph, Kyle Rudolph signed gloves, etc

    NOTHING

    Now maybe eBay permanently removes the listing
    But typically that stuff stays online for other people to view
    Maybe Kyle is misinformed

  3. Last year he sold Mahomes, Kareem Hunt and Saquon Barkley Pro Bowl gloves plus some gloves from Bradley Chubb and Cortland Sutton. He sells a ton of media guides, media pins, confetti from the SB, MLB AS Game media guides, Team Media guides, NFL record and facts books, etc. Dude has a nice little side business going! LOL

  4. That’s absolutely disgusting. I bet the charity of the ‘reporter’s’ choice was very happy. I read the fella who bought them didn’t know and has offered to donate them to the charity of Rudolph’s choice which is really nice of him if he follows through.

  5. All ‘members of the media’ are scum. Everyone should know that by now. They can’t be trusted in anything.

  6. A nice gesture by Rudolph, a clown move by the media member. Did he REALLY think people wouldn’t find out about it?

    Which makes me feel a guy wouldn’t put his job on the livelyhood on the line for that and potentially being blacklisted, and it could be more likely some scammer on ebay trying to cash in on it…

    Whomever happens to be selling the gloves, is an idiot.

  7. The identity is not going to be someone from traditional media. Probably some fringey blogger or podcaster. If he was even a media member at all. That could have also been deception.

  8. Yeah definitely a slimeball move by the media guy. He absolutely should be exposed for who he is.

  9. Maybe the media guy is giving the money he made off the sale to the charity? But ya, if he sold them for his own profit, he should be fired and banned.

  10. I suppose it’s possible that the money from the sale went to a charity. Giving the guy the benefit of the doubt, it may simply be that he said it was for a charity and we all assumed it would be a publicized, open auction kind of thing where somebody might have paid more. Instead, he meant “I’ll sell ’em on ebay and give the money to the Red Cross.” Or something.

  11. If it was a member of the Boston media all heck would break loose…..But seriously to that member of the media not cool man

  12. Not that I’m a huge fan of the media, but couldn’t the media guy gotten the gloves, given them to the charity event and the recipient from that event put them on ebay?

  13. The guy who bought them contacted Kyle and said he would donate them to a charity of Kyle’s choice. Kyle said he would give the guy a pair of his gloves from then 9ers game this weekend. Much props to the guy for doing something he wasn’t obligated to do.

  14. I just wonder? Will he have the guts to ask the the Vikings player for his gloves from the game winning TD on this weeks upset win?

  15. He could donate the money from the ebay sale to charity. If he didn’t or doesn’t, bad karma.

  16. The identity is not going to be someone from traditional media. Probably some fringey blogger or podcaster. If he was even a media member at all. That could have also been deception.

    Exactly.

  17. Remember what happened to Brady with his Superbowl Jersey being stolen from someone in the Media.My opinion any members from the media aren’t allowed to take anything or ask anything from any athlete from any sports league and if they violate the rule they will face the possibility of losing there access to sporting events. They cant stop them from writing but can stop them from entering Games. The media shouldn’t be using events for a side hustle or adding to the collection.The Media is there to do one job and report that’s it

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