The tragedy in Boston has brought out the best in everyone, even whiney football players. Jermichael Finley had his bouts with chronic whininess last season, but now that he’s going to be back with the Packers for at least one more season, he’s changing his tune a little. For starters, he’s making sure that opposing teams aren’t the only people to benefit from his dropped passes, as Finley has followed in the footsteps of Danny Amendola in donating cash for the Boston Relief Fund.
Finley announced on his Twitter account that he’ll be donating $500 for every pass he drops during the 2013 season. This move is directly inspired by Danny Amendola stating he’d be donating $100 for every catch and $200 for every dropped pass during his first season with the New England Patriots. However, this plan seems oddly counterintuitive as there is more incentive to drop the ball in Amendola’s scenario.
But for Finley, he’s evening the scales and making everything he does on the field equally as valuable to Bostonians in need. Finley announced that in addition to donating $500 for every dropped pass, he’ll be donating $500 for every touchdown he catches as well. Last season Finley dropped seven passes the entire season and caught just two touchdowns, which would have equated to $4,500 in donations. However, Finely may be targeted more this season since the Packers lost Tom Crabtree to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, plus there’s the fact that Finley’s own motivation lies in the fact that he’s trying to pump up his value for his next contract.
I’ll b donating $500 4 every dropped pass this season 2 One Fund Boston. Now fans can cheer & boo me @ the same time! Also giving $500/TD!
— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) April 18, 2013
Despite how you may feel about Finley clashing with Aaron Rodgers last season, he’s clearly in possession of a big heart. Now the trick is being in possession of some touchdown passes in 2013 so Bostonian’s in need get all the help the rightfully deserve.