A Jury Awarded Them 4 Cents. Mike Evans Gave Them $11K

Pro NFL player Mike Evans is helping people out
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2018 1:21 PM CDT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans discusses his new contract extension with the football team during a press conference at One Buc Place, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.   (Alessandra Da Pra/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

(Newser) – A wide receiver who just scored an $82 million contract extension is helping a family that was recently awarded 4 cents, ESPN reports. Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers donated $11,000 Saturday to the family of a man who was shot dead by a Florida sheriff's deputy in 2014. The family of Gregory Hill filed a wrongful death suit, and a jury ruled in May that Hill was 99% responsible for his death and the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office only 1%—so the family received 1% of a $4 reward, TCPalm reported at the time. Evans vowed when signing his March contract renewal to help people out. "It's hard to put into words," he said. "With my actions you'll see it." Evans' donation pushed the Hill family's GoFundMe page to nearly $100,000. (Read more charity stories.)

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