Antonio Gates began the 2017 NFL season tied with Tony Gonzalez for the most touchdowns by a tight end in NFL history.
That record now solely belongs to Gates.
The touchdown broke a 10-10 tie at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif, and the game was briefly paused as Gates was mobbed by celebratory teammates.
“I was pretty disturbed by that post, by what I saw,” Morse told ESPN. “I thought to myself, ‘Man, this makes all of the Lions’ fan base look kind of horrible’ and that kind of bothered me. Realistically, as soon as I saw that they had revoked his tickets, I was glad they did that, number one.
“Then I thought to myself, ‘What do they do with these tickets? Do they just go back into circulation?’ The more I thought about that, I thought that these specific seats, this guy’s seats, should really be going somewhere where we can kind of overwrite the negative that he had caused with possibly some positives.”
Morse asked the Lions if he could buy the tickets and donate them to charities in Detroit. The pair of tickets — worth $1,500 — would go to a different charity for each home game and work to send two kids, ages 5-18, to games.
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Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf issued a statement on behalf of the family: “Professional sports offer a platform unlike any other, a platform that can bring people from a variety of backgrounds together to impact positive change in our society. As owners, it is our job to foster an environment that recognizes and appreciates diversity of thought and encourages using NFL Jerseys Free Shipping this platform in a constructive manner.