Donald Driver tracks down young fan for cleats and more
Packers fans have done it again.
It helped Donald Driver win the coveted Mirrorball trophy on "Dancing with the Stars," and now it's helped him track down a disappointed fan from his charity softball game, after Driver saw a video that's gone viral on the Internet.
Thousands of people filled the stands at Fox Cities Stadium on Sunday to watch the offense beat the defense in Donald Driver's charity softball game. But it's what happened after the game, when Donald Driver is caught on video throwing some of his gear to fans, that is getting a lot of attention today.
The video shows Driver tossing one of his cleats to a boy in the stands, but a woman next to the child wrestles the shoe away from him.
Upset by what the video showed, Driver posted on his Facebook page, "I just saw a truly disturbing video of a grown woman snatching one of my cleats from the boy I threw it to in the stands. I want to get this boy the cleats he deserves!"
Packers fans posted hundreds of comments about the link, some attacking the woman in the video and others identifying the boy as 12-year-old Stephen Wagner.
"He (Driver) was throwing his stuff into the stands, and he threw me a cleat, and I had my hands over it and I grabbed it, but someone grabbed it out of my hands and ran off with it," Wagner said.
Stephen said he was disappointed the woman took the cleat from him, especially since Driver is his favorite Packer. But he wanted everyone to be a good sport when it comes to the woman who ran off with his cleat.
"I don't like it when people say that was a mean thing to do, because it was anyone's right to get it and people shouldn't be mean to her," Stephen said.
But the story has a happy ending. Driver met the boy late Monday afternoon and presented him with cleats, a jersey, and a bat.
According to reports, the woman wants to meet with Stephen to apologize in person.
The story will also be featured on Good Morning America Tuesday.