Hernandez Makes $50K Donation To Myra Kraft Fund After Signing Extension

August 28, 2012 12:00 AM
Hernandez Makes $50K Donation To Myra Kraft Fund After Signing Extension
" BOSTON (CBS) – Upon signing his five-year, $40-million extension with the Patriots, tight end Aaron Hernandez made a gesture that will stay with owner Robert Kraft forever.

“One of the touching moments since I’ve owned the team — knowing that this is our charitable gala– Aaron came into my office, a little teary-eyed, and presented me with a check for $50,000 to go to the Myra Kraft Giving Back Fund,” Kraft said Monday night at the Patriots Charitable Foundation Kickoff Gala in Foxboro. “I said ‘Aaron, you don’t have to do this, you’ve already got your contract.’ And he said ‘No, it makes me feel good and I want to do it.’”

Hernandez said the gesture was just giving back to the man and his family that has already given him so much.

“He changed my life. Now I’m able to basically have a good chance to be set for life, and have a good life,” Hernandez said of Kraft and his new contract. “I have a daughter on the way, I have a family that I love. It’s just knowing that they’re going to be OK. Because I was happy playing for my $250,000, $400,000 (salary) "

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