Didn't the Vikings quarterback have something like this happen to him? He let someone try on something of his and they decided to keep it?
Let this be a lesson: keep your bling to yourself, lest ye be de-blinged.
As a rabid Viking fan, I'd like to elaborate on that overblown story. Dante let a handicap kid wear his "bling" when the child asked if he could.
What was he suppose to do? Say no and look like a pompous ass, or do as he did and and let the dumb asss media latch on to a non-story.
Here's a blurb I found on the "incident"
Here’s what happened: While participating in a news conference Wednesday, Culpepper fielded an awkward question from a paralyzed 17-year-old boy. “Hey Daunte,” said J.T. Townsend. “Can I get some ice?” – a reference to the $100,000, diamond-encrusted necklace around Culpepper’s neck.
With cameras rolling, Culpepper walked over to Townsend and thrilled him by hanging the necklace around his neck. Later, Culpepper sought out Townsend and put the chain back on. At Culpepper’s request, Townsend’s parents wrote down his address and contact information. Culpepper promised to send him gifts and memorabilia.
We were standing at Culpepper’s side when the transaction took place. There was no animosity, no hurt feelings and no accusations of impropriety – only thank-yous from Townsend, his parents and a doctor nearby.
The AP version of the story, however, in essence painted Culpepper as a spoiled athlete who “sheepishly” took away a gift from a paralyzed teenager once the cameras stopped shooting. Newspapers and Internet sites picked up the story nationally. One problem: Nothing could have been further from the truth.
Culpepper is a class act. Why reporters feel the need to try and tear down athletes is beyond me.
Culpepper is one of the very few real good guys in the NFL or sports in general.....I guess that bites you in the ass sometimes.