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A 6-year-old fan offers Brandon Jacobs $3.36 to return to Giants

Brandon Jacobs is $3.36 richer. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images)

So, when the Giants released Jacobs rather than pay him $5 million and lost him to the San Francisco 49ers, this 6-year-old wanted to do something about it — a feeling every single fan of every single age has at some point known.

This fan, with the help of his mother, wrote to Jacobs, who shared a photo of the letter from Julie Armento and her son, Joe, on his Twitter feed:

“Dear Brandon Jacobs,

So you could go to the Giants, here is my money.

Love, Joe”

Enclosed, Jacobs found $3.36 from Joe’s piggy bank.


Jacobs’s reaction? “I almost cried, I am still trying to hold it in,” he tweeted. “I may have to pay him a surprise visit.”

And as he thought about it, Jacobs tweeted an idea: “Here's what I am thinking for the kid, I have a 5 year old, I will go and pick Joe up at his home in jersey and take him and my son 2 chucky cheese, what y'all think about that.”

All together now: Awwwwww.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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