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Culpepper Scrambles Through Awkward Situation
By MARK LONG, AP Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 2) - Daunte Culpepper showed off his scrambling ability Wednesday - in a crowded convention center ballroom.

The Minnesota Vikings quarterback presented a paralyzed high school football player two diamond necklaces worth about $75,000 during an NFL awards ceremony, but then awkwardly asked for them back after it was finished.

The apparent gift prompted a mother to cry, a father to think about buying a safe to store it and Culpepper to find a way out of the mess.

"I'll get him something else," Culpepper said sheepishly.

The confusion began at the FedEx ground and air player of the year honors, where finalists Culpepper, Peyton Manning, Shaun Alexander and Curtis Martin were on stage for the announcement.

When the master of ceremonies opened the floor for questions, Jerry Townsend spoke up from his wheelchair in the front row.

"Hey Daunte, can I get some of that ice?" he said in a low voice, referring to the two sparkling necklaces hanging around Culpepper's neck.

Culpepper jumped up, pulled them off and brought them over to Townsend, a senior defensive back at Jacksonville Episcopal High School who was paralyzed from the neck down while making a tackle in October.

Townsend spent the last four months in various hospitals and was released Wednesday - just in time to go to the Super Bowl event.

After Culpepper put the necklaces around Townsend's neck, his mother started to cry. His father talked about needing to get a safe for the expensive jewelry.

Culpepper, meanwhile, went back to his seat and finished the awards ceremony (Manning won the air award, and Martin won the ground one). After it was over, Culpepper patiently answered dozens of questions while keeping a close eye on his jewelry across the room.

One of the diamond-laced necklaces was the No. 11, Culpepper's jersey number, and the other was a large pepper (for Culpepper).

"Where's that kid at? I've got to get my stuff back," Culpepper said.

Culpepper then walked over to the Townsends and asked them to write down their address so he could send them something else. Culpepper wasn't sure what it would be.
Wow...like he needs it more than the poor kid.
 

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That kid is a douch bag, who the hell asks for 75 grand in ice from someone they dont even know. I dont like culpepper but I dont think he did anything wrong. He was just in an awkward situation. I wouldnt even let something like that out of my sight. You may argue and say what did he need with it, but even a rich person cant go around giving everyone 75k in jewelry free. They wouldnt be rich for long pulliong stunts like that.
 

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K fizzly said:
milloy, vincent, henry, bledsoe, mcgahee, moulds, reed....its over next year for everyone
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Bledsoe.......you gave the punchline, now wheres the joke???? Actaully I wouldnt mind seeing him and the Bills do something next year. Bledsoe got fucked over with Brady in NE and has never been the same. If they can provide him more than 1 second in the pocket he is very dangerous.
 

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dude.. i dont think he did anything wrong.. i mean he looked as fast as he could for something that would make the kid happy.. that jewelry isnt just jewlery to him.. it is probaly something very close to him. i think during the awards ceremony he was a nice generous gentleman.... Yes maybe he was wrong to ask for it back, but it may mean somthing very personal to him as a person... i agree that he shouldnt have given something that he would be asking for it back but at least he had the BALLS to give something to the kids while, peyton, or martin did not..

at least give him credit for acctually want to help the situation, i dont think he meant to be an asshole... he is a great football player and obviously a great person in wanted to help someone in need.
 

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Dude does the kid need this jewerly? NO.

Culpepper might be getting him something nice and maybe something he needs. People these days are so full of what I want, instead of what I need. The kid does not need ice, he might need help paying hospital bills or something else. Just because you have a lot of money, doesn't mean you have to give money to everyone.
 

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I cant believe the kid actually thought he could keep it.
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Why the hell not? the guy gave it to him. He wasn't obligated to give the kid anything, he could've just laughed when the guy said it (I asume he was joking) and that would've been all, but giving the dude those necklaces, seeing him and his family getting all excited and then asking to have them back is just wrong.
 

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Why the hell not? the guy gave it to him. He wasn't obligated to give the kid anything, he could've just laughed when the guy said it (I asume he was joking) and that would've been all, but giving the dude those necklaces, seeing him and his family getting all excited and then asking to have them back is just wrong.
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agree 100%, and to those who are saying "well the kid didnt need the diamonds, he could use money for bills" heloooooo, EBAY, sell that sh*t for like 1 million! That would prob pay most if not all the bills and buy a new house.
 
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