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Brees donates $1 million to Sandy relief

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01:53 PM ET 11.19 | New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is donating $1 million to Hurricane Sandy relief. Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the eastern United States late in October. It was a Category 2 storm that caused an estimated $20 billion or more in damage, according to the Wall Street Journal. Brees has been known to giving back throughout his professional career. Through the Dream Foundation, Brees helped in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which was one of the worst hurricanes in United States history.

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November 19, 2012  02:11 PM ET

I'd like to see some of the owners, who make NFL quarterbacks look like paupers, kick in this kind of money.

November 19, 2012  02:13 PM ET

A huge chunk of change. A nice attempt to reverse the Bounty Scandel image that still plagues them. From head hunters to benevolent goodwill. I think it worked

November 19, 2012  02:28 PM ET
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I think it worked

But probably not

November 19, 2012  02:43 PM ET

Just shaking my head at you.

November 19, 2012  02:48 PM ET

I have a new 2nd favorite team

November 19, 2012  02:57 PM ET

Classy guy

November 19, 2012  03:16 PM ET

You would be hard pressed to find a negative thing to say about Drew Brees, the guy against all odds comes in and does what he does game in and game out. Helps the community off the field that he represents on the field. A true role model and not just for his on the field exploits.

November 19, 2012  04:05 PM ET

I'm sure the guy who lost both his new Lexus's and the flooring on his beach front house will appreciate the donation. He has applied to several agency's, the government, and the insurance company.

November 19, 2012  04:38 PM ET
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I'm sure the guy who lost both his new Lexus's and the flooring on his beach front house will appreciate the donation. He has applied to several agency's, the government, and the insurance company.

And I'm sure the working-class and middle-class people who lost everything & can't afford to rebuild will appreciate it, too.

November 19, 2012  04:49 PM ET

Drew is a real class act.

November 19, 2012  04:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'd like to see some of the owners, who make NFL quarterbacks look like paupers, kick in this kind of money.

Hear, hear! Many kudos for Brees, great player and obviously standup human being!

November 19, 2012  04:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Hear, hear! Many kudos for Brees, great player and obviously standup human being!

Ditto this.

November 19, 2012  05:25 PM ET

Not saying some things didn't get tore up and no one suffered, but I've been through more hurricanes than I can recall. A cat 1 with an 11' surge barely warrants the rise of an eyebrow. That's just good fishin' weather.

November 19, 2012  05:29 PM ET
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Not saying some things didn't get tore up and no one suffered, but I've been through more hurricanes than I can recall. A cat 1 with an 11' surge barely warrants the rise of an eyebrow. That's just good fishin' weather.

you seem like a total badass

November 19, 2012  05:46 PM ET
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Not saying some things didn't get tore up and no one suffered, but I've been through more hurricanes than I can recall. A cat 1 with an 11' surge barely warrants the rise of an eyebrow. That's just good fishin' weather.

I have too.

And it wasn't the category this time, it was that it hit one of the most densely populated areas in the nation, which isn't used to hurricanes.

November 19, 2012  05:50 PM ET
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you seem like a total badass

Well the eye of hurricane Charlie passed within a mile of my front door and I didn't call for charity to fix the damage, if that's what badass means? I would just call it paying your own way and not being a useless hump. Build your house on the ocean and occasionally nature will smack you around. Build it on a volcano and it might smoke you. Build it below sea level and your just stupid. Doesn't mean the taxpayers should foot the bill for your million $ view.

November 19, 2012  05:53 PM ET

Thanks Drew! Youre the same person that backed Vilma...you have a good heart!!!

November 19, 2012  06:40 PM ET

Well you got a ton of it Drew, nice to see a classy move like this. Need more like you!

November 19, 2012  06:56 PM ET

Class guy, no way around it

 
November 19, 2012  07:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Class guy, no way around it

Yeah, got to agree with you on that. I even like his ads, unlike those featuring a certain NFC North quarterback.

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