JJ Watt resources funeral for grandfather of fan promoting Watt’s products

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Arizona Cardinals’ J.J. Watt signals autograhs for admirers just before an NFL football video game towards the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Seattle. The Cardinals won 23-13. (WHD Photograph/Stephen Brashear) Stephen Brashear/WHD

JJ Watt cash funeral for grandfather of supporter selling Watt’s merchandise

Jenny Goldsberry

July 21, 04:26 PM July 21, 04:26 PM

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NFL player JJ Watt will be funding the funeral of a fan’s grandfather just after viewing her attempt to fundraise it on her very own by way of Twitter.

Jennifer Simpson took to Twitter early Thursday to submit photos of her JJ Watt women’s version Reebok sneakers. Simpson tagged the NFL defensive stop in her publish.

“They are wonderful sneakers, im only providing because we are increasing dollars for my grandpas funeral,” Simpson wrote. “I also have a Watt womens XL Texans Jersey $30. Any one fascinated?”


“Never sell your footwear and jersey, we’ll support with the funeral,” Watt responded on Twitter in a half hour of the first tweet. “I’m sorry for your reduction.” His reaction acquired more than 205,000 likes on the platform.

Watt is no extended actively playing for the Houston Texans, but he joined the Arizona Cardinals in 2021. The defensive conclusion gained the Defensive Player of the Calendar year award in 2012, his next calendar year in the league. He is acknowledged for his generosity, as he also coated the funeral fees for individuals who died in the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre previous yr.

“I posted past evening seeking to sell precious objects to raise dollars. I woke up confused by the adore and help of folks who do not even know my grandpas tale,” Simpson responded later on Thursday. “My family is so grateful for you all!”

The median charge of an grownup funeral with a viewing and burial is $7,848, up 6.6% from 2016, in accordance to the Countrywide Funeral Directors Affiliation. Even the median price of an grownup funeral with a viewing and cremation is up 11.3% at $6,970.

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