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Charles Woodson donates $100k to Hurricane Sandy relief

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04:31 PM ET 11.02 | There is a feel-good story coming from the NFL this evening as the folks in the northeast continue to feel the effects from Hurricane Sandy's devastation. While everyone is urged to donate and help the victims of the storm as they try to regroup, there is one man in the NFL who has the ability to reach out and he has taken every advantage of that platform. Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson is donating $100,000 to the Red Cross to help the families that were hit by he storm. Per the Associated Press: He says he's grateful for the sense of community that allowed the Packers to thrive in Green Bay, and he wants to give back to other similar communities that are hurting. Woodson made his comments Thursday at the Austin Straubel International Airport, at a Democratic rally ahead of a campaign stop by President Barack Obama. Woodson praised Obama for setting politics aside to help with storm relief. He noted that Obama teamed up with Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to tour affected areas.

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November 2, 2012  06:40 PM ET

Creepy!!

November 2, 2012  06:47 PM ET

Woodson is a classy guy and a refreshing change from the usual self absorbed NFL player.

November 2, 2012  06:54 PM ET

Bravo, Charles! Bravo!

November 2, 2012  07:10 PM ET
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Bravo, Charles! Bravo!

This is a positive story for a change.

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November 2, 2012  09:07 PM ET
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Woodson is a classy guy and a refreshing change from the usual self absorbed NFL player.

Kudos to Woodson and Obama. And all those electric and gas guys from all those other states.

November 2, 2012  09:18 PM ET

Kudos to Woodson, and all the first responders in the middle of the mess.

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November 2, 2012  10:54 PM ET

As a native New Yorker, I'm glad my family all made it through, called the next day, very scary times for many

November 3, 2012  12:12 AM ET

As a NYC resident I want to thank Charles Woodson for his generous contribution to a city he has no ties to. My question is where are the contributions from Alex Rodriguez, Carmelo Anthony, David Wright, Mariano Rivera and so on and so on of all the athletes who make millions of additional dollars by playing in NYC?

November 3, 2012  01:06 AM ET

Kudos to Woodsen from me also.

I'm hoping to hear that more celebs and athletes will come through with $$$$.......$100k is not a lot to them but makes a big difference to areas needing help.

November 3, 2012  03:47 AM ET

I sent 10 bucks. Comparatively speaking, I did as much as Woodson. Yay me!

November 3, 2012  03:48 AM ET
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I sent 10 bucks. Comparatively speaking, I did as much as Woodson. Yay me!

I think you mean subjectively.

November 3, 2012  03:50 AM ET
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Charles Woodson knows devastation. He was in on the "tuck rule" play.

Speaking of the tuck rule, has anyone seen Rex lately?

November 3, 2012  03:55 AM ET
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I think you mean subjectively.

That works too.

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November 3, 2012  06:17 AM ET

Obama has done hsit on Long Island I will remember that Tuesday, Still no Power! Good for you Charles Your a Class Act!!! Let's re-build the Infastructure of This Country

November 3, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Woodson is one of those lifer NFL-ers that know what it means to give back. Thanks for being a role model Charles.

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