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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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91.

EXWALMARTER    

WAL-MART IS ALL ABOUT MONEY NOW THAT SAM IS GONE. HE WOULD ROLL OVER IN HIS GRAVE TO SEE HOW HIS LOVED COMPANY IS BEING RUN. WAL-MART HIRES PEOPLE WHO ARE RUDE, LAZY AND THE ONES WHO REALLY WORK ARE THE ONES ARE TREATED LIKE CRAP, BELIVE ME I WORKED FOR THEM MANY YRS AGO WHEN IT WAS A GOOD COMPANY AND THEY TOOK CARE OF THEIR EMPOYES, THEY WERE ABOUT CHARITY NOT NO MORE...IT'S ALL ABOUT GREED AND THE ALMIGHT DOLLAR AND HIRE SOME ONE PART TIME SO WE DON'T HAVE TO GIVE THEM BENIFITS BUT WORK THEM 32 HR..

2163 days ago
92.

Twinker    

Andre Johnson or his "peeps" were probably acting like Johnsons in demanding free crap. There is a whole process to go go about securing donations. There is paperwork and asskissing. He should have been considerate and just made sure the "refreshments" were in order by buying them outright. He could have easily afforded it.

2163 days ago
93.

Kelli    

One thing I don't understand about Wal-Mart. Their logo used to be everything was made in America? What happened to that?

2163 days ago
94.

LameMZ    

You see the whole problem here is that Wal-Mart Bicycles SUCK! They will fall apart in a month anyway! He should have bought them directly from a decent manufactuer. Probably get them cheaper. And this whole thing doesn't happen!

2163 days ago
95.

not a homophobe    

Walmart, Walmart, Walmart!

2163 days ago
96.

Dave    

The CEO of Wal-mart is Lee Scott, and he is worth 6 billion himself. The big cats keep the money and pay the REAL workers peanuts and try to keep them all at part time . I worked there for a year and finally said enough, it's not worth it.
They don't hardly give anything to the comunity anymore.

2163 days ago
97.

Dave    

Don't forget Walmarts return policy. Just buy something, use it , then take it back. It's the best rental place around.
Walmart owns the companys in China that had all the recalls. Buy a tire at WM then buy the same brand at a tire store and you will see the ones they make for WM are not the same quility as the others.

2163 days ago
98.

kd    

way to go walmart...yet ANOTHER reason to stop shopping there. nothing but negative press as of late for them. and WHY would u do that to kids?!?!?!? shows great "character". don't u think???? NOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT.....

2163 days ago
99.

SP    

Wal-Mart just like Obama says what you want to hear and acts like they care about people. Then you find out low and behold they only care about money, power , and control. We care about the community as lonmg as they keep us rolling in the dough. Companys don't give because they care , they give for the free publicity and tax write offs, just like celebrities & politicians.

2163 days ago
100.

Melvis    

Walmart shows once again what a piece-of-crap company they are. I just don't understand why people still shop there.

2163 days ago
101.

S    

COME GIVE US THE DIRT, WHICH WAL-MART, WHO MADE THE DECISION NOT TO GIVE THE WATER? DID THEY EVER RECTIFY IT????? I DONT SEE ANY UPDATES, GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT THEY SAY ONE THING TO THE PUBLIC TO LOOK GOOD BUT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS THEY AINT GONNA DO SH.T TO FIX IT. ITS TIMES FOR ALL OF US TO SHOW THE DEVILS IN CHARGE AT WAL--MART THAT THE OUBLIC IS ANGER AND WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS ANYMORE.. BOY COTT WAL-MART, SHOP SOMEWHERE ELSE, BOY-COTT WAL-- MART BOYCOTT WAL-MART, BOYCOTT WAL-MART!!!!!

2163 days ago
102.

BulldogLSB    

No good deed goes unpunished by Walmart. Andre Johnson needs to hire a smart attorney and go on CNN.

2162 days ago
103.

TCurry    

No stuff.

2162 days ago
104.

DrewMan    

Well since hes a Houston Texan probably a Walmart in Houston somewere.

2162 days ago
105.

MIMI    

wal-mart is historically one of the worse employers in the nation. They do not promote their female employees, and they fire people for little or no reason. that this happened is no surprise to me. I heard on the news they will cash your stimulus check for free!!!! WHEE, guess where they are expectiing you to spend this money??

2162 days ago
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