I’ve been waiting for somebody, anybody to say something like this for days.
Ethics Bob is a treasure. He didn’t just say it. He said it with power and toughness. Read this paragraph –
What’s wrong with this picture: a young man, struggling to pay off college loans and support himself with a minimal-paying job, gives a gift—estimated to be worth $300,000 on the open market—to a baseball superstar whose salary for 2011 is $14,729,365?
While others may say Lopez’s heart is big, I think it stupid. But is there a pig in the story? How about Jeter, the gazillionaire who accepts a $300,000 gift from a fan who could only afford one of the cheap seats to see his Yankees play?
That’s a clear ethical point of view. No shenanigans, just what it looks like. I’m a fan of Ethics Bob and I recommend you all visit his site.
via Ethics Bob