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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Cheering for Jermichael Finley's drops

By Kevin Seifert

Following the lead of New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola, Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will make a contribution to a Boston charity for every reception -- and dropped pass -- in 2013. Here is Finley's announcement, with an appropriate level of dark humor as well:

I'll b donating $500 4 every dropped pass this season 2 One Fund Boston. Now fans can cheer & boo me @ the same time! Also giving $500/TD!

— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) April 18, 2013
Amendola pledged $100 for every reception and $200 for every drop, but it's only fair to note that Amendola dropped one pass (in 96 targets) last season for the St. Louis Rams, according to ESPN Stats & Information. As every Packers fan can tell you, Finley had much more difficulty hanging onto the ball; ESPN Stats & Information had him with six drops in 85 targets.

Plenty of athletes and private citizens will make do what they can to help those impacted by the Boston Marathon tragedy. Not all of those efforts will be chronicled on the NFC North blog. I just thought the self-deprecating nature of Finley's gesture was worth noting. So I did.