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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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46.

alreadybad    

Come on Harvey, give us the name and digits, we'll take it from there.

2260 days ago
47.

flmom    

as a former wal-mart associate all i can say is that they SUCK!!!!!!!!!! all they care about is the money and the comment about sam walton dying is when wal-mart started going to hell and they need to hire workers who speak english and wants to work all i ever see is associates on their cell phones or texting someone SHAME ON THEM

2260 days ago
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LA Critic    

Typical. Wal-Mart always looks for the slimiest way out-- even worse that it involved young children.
We should all boycott their stores and hit them where it hurts.
"Shame on you once again Wal-Mart...do the right thing--you might actually get some good publicity for a change."

2260 days ago
49.

tba    

It's obvious that Wal-Mart doesn't understand the concept of public relations. Will someone remind them they're a public company and the largest retailer in the world.......and, they couldn't spare some lousy water and ice for a good cause whether bicycles were bought or NOT?

2260 days ago
50.

pinky and lauriant    

Well I will never shop at wal-mart any more!!

2260 days ago
51.

fsu1984    

This is exactlly why I have boycotted WalMart for many years. The prices are not so low that it makes up for the US jobs lost and cheating their workers (especially women and minorities). My grandfather was a friend of Sam Walton and he NEVER would have tolerated what his company has become. Shameful!

2260 days ago
52.

Buster    

Target would not do that.

2260 days ago
53.

Chris    

I won't spend another penny at Wal-Mart. Disgusting!

2260 days ago
54.

teetah    

Wal-Mart has donated several electronics to the organization I was apart of a couple of years ago. We were never obligated to buy anything. I was apart of a youth organization. What's up Wal-Mart? Is your new policy, "You scratch our backs, we scratch your backs".

For Andre Johnson to pay full price, you should have more than welcome to donate the water and ice. There's no way in hell you would have sold that many bikes other wise. Bad business guys. No wonder your having so many problems.

2260 days ago
55.

Liz    

Kim #38 ~ I am still laughing! That is the best................."I will rollback your ass Walmart" ! Thank you for the laugh!

2260 days ago
56.

flmom    

they work there cos the illegals can't work anywhere else lol

2260 days ago
57.

MarkScottMusic.com    

I always go to Target. Target has decent prices, better merchandise and they don't purposely set out to kill the small business person and send all the manufacturing jobs overseas like Wal Mart does. Shop at Target. Shop at Macy's... anywhere but Wal Mart!

2260 days ago
58.

Liz    

Tmz, please tell us what city this happened and the location!

2260 days ago
59.

kathy    

Everyone loves saying how Walmart sucks....but they continue to go there, and walmart continues to grow.

2260 days ago
60.

Prettylady    

They have alot of nerve..........how dare Walmart. I think they did that because it is owned by AJ a black foundation and they had know intention on supporting his Foundation. I will not shop there @ all and also will tell my friends not to shop @ Wal-Mart.

2260 days ago
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