Patriots' Danny Amendola Dedicates Every Catch to Boston Marathon Donation

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterApril 16, 2013

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 25:  wide receiver Danny Amendola #16 of the St. Louis Rams stands on the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 31-17.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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It should be no problem to root for Danny Amendola in the 2013 NFL season, as he has declared he will donate money to a Boston Marathon relief fund for every single pass thrown his way. 

After the tragedy that took place during the Boston Marathon, Amendola has vowed to step up to aid his new town as a New England Patriot.

Here is a wonderful tweet from the former St. Louis Ram, with quite the sentiment behind it. 

Merely giving aid to those affected by Monday's awful bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon is worth every last show of support for Amendola as he embarks on his new season.

And you have to love how he is structuring his future donations. By giving money for passes caught as well as passes dropped, fans and rivals alike can cheer and boo with as much fervor as they can muster. 

USA Today reminds us that Amendola is working on a new contract he signed just last month, worth $31 million over five years. 

If you are wondering how much of that lucrative contract might go to a future unnamed charity, another USA Today report helps us out on the math. It seems his 63 catches would have garnered $6,300 last year. His one drop would bring the total to $6,500.

Every last sports fan has been dealing with the depressing and harrowing sights coming from Boston since Monday afternoon. 

It's never easy to accept that someone could be capable of such deplorable acts, but it eases the mind when you see all the warmth and support that comes flooding in for victims in the wake of such tragedy. 

Thank you, Amendola. Your donation will serve to help in so many ways. Your new city and football fans everywhere appreciate this kind show of support. 

Here is to hoping Tom Brady just found his new favorite target on the field. 


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