The ink is barely dry on Aaron Hernandez's five-year contract extension with the New England Patriots and he is already giving some of the money back. The 22-year-old tight end was drafted by the Patriots in 2010 and has performed well in his first two seasons. On Monday, he decided to help out off of the field, reports Greg Berdard of the Boston Globe.
Hernandez donated $50,000 to the Myra Kraft Foundation out of respect for Robert drafting him, and for doing his deal two years early— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) August 27, 2012
The Robert K. and Myra H. Kraft Foundation is a philanthropic organization that participates in a variety of charitable activities, including education, healthcare, women's issues, and youth sports.
An impressive move by the young Hernandez, who shows he is grateful for the opportunity to be a professional football player and compete for one of the NFL's most successful franchises.