Menelik Watson donates game check to 4-year-old with heart syndrome
On Sunday, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported that Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Menelik Watson donated his game check for this week to the family of a four-year-old fan who has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, according to ProFootballTalk.
Ava Urrea, who was born with half a heart and has had 14 surgeries, got to visit the Raiders this week after Glazer arranged for the meeting through his Touchdown Dreams program.
Players gave her a signed helmet, signed footballs and made her captain for a day, according to Glazer.
ProFootballTalk found that Watson's base salary for the year is $622,948, making his weekly gross salary $36,944. Accounting for taxes, Urrea and her family should receive around $18,000.
- Molly Geary