Miller High Life joins the Lopez cause

July, 13, 2011
7/13/11
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Christian Lopez may face a hefty tax bill for catching Derek Jeter's 3000th hit and giving it back to the Yankees in exchange for free seats and merchandise, but companies are stepping up to the plate to help the 23-year-old.

Miller High Life released a statement Wednesday saying it would cover the bill for Lopez, which has been reproted by the New York Times and New York Daily News to be anywhere from $5,000 to $14,000.

"Miller High Life believes you should be rewarded for doing the right thing, not penalized," Miller High Life brand manager Brendan Noonan said in a statement. "We want to recognize Christian Lopez, and in turn everyone like him, for doing the common sense thing and help him continue to live the High Life."

Miller High Life joins Modell's Sporting Goods, which will announce Wednesday that five percent of its sales on Yankees merchandise will help Lopez with his student loans and tax bill.

You can read more on this story here.

Matt Ehalt

ESPN New York contributor

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