Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph says a media member lied to sell his gloves on eBay
Kyle Rudolph’s game-winning touchdown reception to beat the New Orleans Saints is a moment that will forever live on in Minnesota Vikings history. However, the gloves that he used to make the reception won’t, thanks to a member of the media.
After catching the Kirk Cousins-thrown score, Rudolph’s two white gloves became a part of Vikings folklore. For one lucky fan, they certainly are. However, the way the fan got them isn’t exactly moral.
According to Rudolph, he gave the gloves to a member of the media, who told him that they would be sold for charity. That wasn’t the case. They popped up on eBay and were sold for $375.50 three days later.
“I saw this.. it’s disappointing,” Rudolph said on Twitter. “A member of the media in the locker room after the game asked if he could have my gloves for a charity benefit, so I said of course and I will even sign them for you! Well he got me, sold on eBay 3 days later..”
It’s unknown who the media member is. Deceiving a player to make a quick buck is not only unprofessional, but also morally unethical. One would have to wonder if the Vikings put resources into finding the media member. If so, he should be stripped of his credentials. That’s not right.
Nonetheless, the Vikings are moving on. Rudolph is a hero. The fact that he gave away his gloves for charity makes him more of one. On the other hand, the scam artist with a credential is the opposite.
Hopefully, he will no longer be able to call himself a media member.