MINNEAPOLIS, MN — A tight-end for the Minnesota Vikings says he was scammed by a media member Sunday after the Vikings took down the New Orleans Saints.
Kyle Rudolph was in the locker room after Sunday's game when a media member approached him and asked him for his gloves. The media member claimed he wanted the gloves for a charity benefit.
According to Rudolph's Twitter page, he told the media member "of course" and even offered to sign them.
Three days later, Rudolph saw that the gloves had been sold on eBay and were in fact NOT for a charity benefit.
Fans tweeted to Rudolph to tell him what happened and he took to Twitter to share the whole story.
I saw this.. it’s disappointing. A member of the media in the locker room after the game asked if he could have my gloves for a charity benefit, so I said of course and I will even sign them for you! Well he got me, sold on eBay 3 days later.. https://t.co/JCTO0OWM5n— Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph82) January 8, 2020
That could have been the end of it, but it wasn't. One fan replied to Rudolph's tweet claiming he was the guy that bought the gloves, and offered to make a donation to a charity of Rudolph's choice.
Rudolph thanked the man, told him that the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital will greatly appreciate the donation, and told the fan that he will give him his game day gloves after the Viking's next game.
Hey Jason, really cool of you to do this! @UMNChildrens will greatly appreciate it and I will make sure to get you my pair from this weekends game!— Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph82) January 8, 2020