Chiefs draft pick sparks fundraiser for victims

Posted at 9:54 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 22:57:09-04

The guys behind the mic at 610 Sports Radio are using their frustration with the Kansas City Chiefs for a good cause.

On Monday, they launched a fundraising page for the Rose Brooks Center, a KC-area safe haven for domestic violence victims. This comes after the Chiefs drafted Tyreek Hill over the weekend. In 2015, Hill pleaded guilty to strangling his pregnant girlfriend and punching her in the stomach.

"They took him because he's fast and they think that his speed can help them win football games,” said radio host Danny Parkins to his listeners on Monday. “What we've been saying today is don't talk about it, be about it."

Co-host Carrington Harrison added, “Don't tell me on Thursday that character is a very important thing, then on Saturday, draft this guy,” of the Chiefs’ pick.

The GoFundMe page opened at 2 p.m. Monday and by 10 p.m. had already more than $7,300 in donations. 



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