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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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crus    

Hey, baby girl, they've been saying that for 20 years, and wal-mart is still the chepest place to buy things..

2291 days ago
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Mark D    

Water & ice have probably not come in from China yet.

2291 days ago
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Kathryn    

I NEVER go to Walmart. And, this is just another reason why.

2291 days ago
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steve dave    

hmmm...i bet this negative publicity costs walmart a little more then some bottled water. bet its also more then the trouble it would to fire the a-hole at walmart corporate or where ever that makes these decision that will clearly make them look bad. HA

2291 days ago
20.

damntheman    

Just one reason among many why people should boycott WalMart! The average kids bike at WalMart is about $80, now multiply that by 677 and you will see that WalMart made $54,160 from that purchase alone. That's more than what they pay their managers in one year, and it was all from ONE purchase made by a man who is trying to do something nice for the less fortunate. Last time I checked, water was free. You do the math. Sam Walton is probably rolling in his grave right now at what those bastards have done to his company.

2291 days ago
21.

nancy    

Walmart sucks. Always has sucked. Always will suck.

Let's find out how much money they MAKE and how much money they give to CHARITY.

Then we boycott them.

2291 days ago
22.

JD    

Perhaps instead of whining, he should have bought only 676 bikes and for the price of the one less bike... bought some water and ice!

2291 days ago
23.

Joe    

Just another example of corporate greed. I hate Walmart!

2291 days ago
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New day, new world    

WALMART IS SUCH A DEVILISH CORPORATION!!! ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. REALLY REALLY SAD.

2291 days ago
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Frances Allen    

WALMART IS NOT AMERICAN COME ON PEOPLE LETS GET OUT COUNTRY BACK AND BOYCOTT WALMART I DID

2291 days ago
26.

crus    

You know what wal-mart should do, take back the 750 million dollars they have given to charity worldwide the past few years, and go dump the f-in water and ice in the parking lot!!

2291 days ago
27.

Mark    

If WalMart would hire smart Managers this would not happen. The management just does not use common sense or their brains. Johnson paid full retail value for the bikes, so Walmart did not have a lost at all. Why doesn't Walmart Headquarters hold a big management meeting or issue a manual telling the store managers how too stuff.

2291 days ago
28.

MZ_50    

WAL-MART SUCKS!! WHY DIDN'T HE JUST GO TO TARGET? THEY WOULD HAVE MATCHED HIS CONTRIBUTION AND HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HELP MORE KIDS. IT SUCKS WHAT WAL-MART DID ABOUT THE WATER AND ICE ISSUE BUT HEY YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

2291 days ago
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Frances Allen    

Do you all realize all the recalls on the toys MADE IN CHINA which are ALL WALMART CARRIES!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate em all BOYCOTT WALMART!!!!!!!! HOOORAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2291 days ago
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Mati    

Shame on you Walmart !!!!!! Water and Ice for KIDS HELLOO !!!!!! Agua y Hielo para los niños que verguenza con ustedes.

2291 days ago
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