Minimum-wage fan gives Derek Jeter a $300,000 gift. Stupid fan, unethical superstar (via Ethics Bob)


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.

James Pilant

Minimum-wage fan gives Derek Jeter a $300,000 gift. Stupid fan, unethical superstar The Pig, if I am not mistaken, Supplies us sausage, ham, and Bacon. Let others say his heart is big, I think it stupid of the Pig. This old Ogden Nash poem keeps rattling around my brain when I think about Christian Lopez, a 23-year-old, the Verizon Wireless salesman. Lopez caught New York Yankee Derek Jeter’s 3000th hit, and big-heartedly gave the ball to Jeter. In return Lopez got from the Yankees four luxury suite tickets for the rest of the s … Read More

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