Derek Jeter got his 3,000 hit last Saturday, which so happened to be a homerun. Christian Lopez caught the ball. The milestone combined with the person who hit it, makes that ball both historical and worth a good bit of money.
Lopez could have kept it, (and made thousands) but returned it to the Yankees instead. In return, the team has showered him with tickets, and jerseys. He even got a 2009 World Series ring. In true bloodsucking style, the IRS is coming after Lopez for money. The well respected government institution will be billing Lopez somewhere in the neighborhood of $5,000 to $14,000 dollars. This on top of a mound of student loans he already has.
Miller High Life has stepped forward, stating they will cover Christian Lopez’s tax bill.
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.
Let’s hope the IRS doesn’t tax the tax assistance. <ESPN>
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