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NFL Star: Wal-Mart Left Kids Out in the Cold

5/14/2008 4:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Andre JohnsonNFL superstar Andre Johnson claims his charity got stiffed by Wal-Mart -- it all involves water and ice. Yes, ice.

Johnson ordered 750 bicycles to be given to underprivileged kids at an event sponsored by the Andre Johnson Foundation -- in return for the purchase, Wal-Mart agreed to donate water and ice for the May 3 event.

But there was a problem with the order, so Johnson ended up buying fewer bikes than planned. Wal-Mart countered by not giving the water and ice as promised. That's cold.

Wal-Mart is trying to rectify the situation. They tell TMZ, "We are reaching out to the Andre Johnson Foundation as we speak to rectify the situation. It's disappointing that this happened."

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artstoyz    

Walmart blows!

2316 days ago
2.

Lucy    

too little too late, Walmart!!!

2316 days ago
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BabyGirl    

Wal-Mart is Evil! They are taking over and once all their other competitors are out of business... they will hike their prices and the consumers will be at their mercy! P-L-E-A-S-E STOP shopping there!!!

2316 days ago
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preyivan    

OMG wal-mary suck for doing that.. poor kids out side with no ice taht is cold.. wal-mart

2316 days ago
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smash101    

well I hope all of the kids got a bike!

2316 days ago
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AVE    

OMG this is horrible and we as a community and nation need to show companies like Wal-Mart that these types of treatments wont be tolerated..by boycotting them..u will need us B4 WE need you

2316 days ago
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Bird    

Walmart is constantly rectifying some silly situation. Why can't they act appropriately from the beginning? Geez.

2316 days ago
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mrs giblin    

What more does Walmart want. This guy purchased almost seven hundred bikes and can't spare his party some cheap water and ice. Shame on Walmart. So much for giving back to the community.

2316 days ago
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Wow    

The Evil Empire conitnues their wicked ways. Appalling but not surprising, its not like the guy actually spent a bundle of money with you guys and lets not forget how much water and ice cost.

2316 days ago
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Bree    

This is just a normal "Walmart" attitude. It is never what can they do, but what you can do for them. I hate Walmart and NEVER shop there!!

2316 days ago
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carmen lopez    

What more can we expect from a store that uses a creepy smiley face as its mascot? Wal-Mart is known for treated its employees like crap, why should some underpriveledged kids be any different?

2316 days ago
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Abby    

Ever since Sam Walton died, Wal-Mart has gone to hell in a handbasket.

2316 days ago
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LAME    

I can hear the executives now!!! OH SH*T!!!! TMZ has got a hold of this story!!! QUICK, who's in charge of DAMAGE control?

And he paid for all those bikes at retail price? All this negative publicity over WATER and ICE???

I imagine we'll be seeing an update REAL QUICK!!!

2316 days ago
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Toomuch    

Wait....he bought 677 bicycles and they b*tched and held out ice over 73?? Walmart come ooonnnn!!!

2316 days ago
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sandi    

Considering that Walmart steals donated xmas gifts that were donated for children are you really surprised they didn't come up with the ice and water, that's expensive stuff ya know!!!

2316 days ago
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