Donald Driver replaces shoe snatched from kid

Donald Driver hooks up kid who had cleat snatched away

6/5/12 in NFL   |   JoeKukura   |   450 respect

Blog Photo - Donald Driver replaces shoe snatched from kidIf you were at all amused or enraged by the saga of the little kid who caught Donald Driver's shoe at a charity softball game, only to have it snatched from his hands by a rabid adult fan, then be aware that justice has been served. Driver has found the kid, and the young man has been awarded a pair of replacement cleats.

The little fellow appeared on "Good Morning America" Tuesday, and declared that amends have been made. Stephen Wagner, the wronged 12-year-old in the now-infamous cleat-snatching video, has been awarded a trove of autographed Packers gear, including cleats, a jersey, and a baseball bat.

Apparently the baseball bat is for next time the kid has to fight for sports memorabilia!

Blog Photo - Donald Driver replaces shoe snatched from kidAn animated gif of the incident can be seen to the left. We see Driver tossing the shoe into the crowd at the end of the Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game, a benefit for homeless families. We see the young Mr. Wagner catching the shoe, then having it snatched away from him by a middle age woman.

She's been called worse on the internet in the last couple of days.

Driver encouraged all us internet trolls to stop harassing the cleat-snatching woman. "Let's remember the woman who grabbed the cleat from Stephen is human," Driver said via Twitter. We all make mistakes. Stephen is happy and that's what matters most!

Driver also tweeted a photo of the young man meeting him in person to collect his autographed Packer loot.
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6/5/12   |   w_g_walters   |   221 respect

Glad amends have been made. And I hope that woman got what she deserved, too.