Iverson donates $100K to gun buyback program

Basketball star Allen Iverson is donating $100,000 to support the Newport News Police Department's "Gun Buy Back" program, U.S. Rep. Full Story
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NNccw

United States

#1 Jan 16, 2008
He could have made more difference in the community by flushing that money down the toilet. What a waste!

“"You're Ok to me"”

Since: Jan 08

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#2 Jan 16, 2008
Thank you, Allen.
You're Ok To Me....
X eyed

Gloucester, VA

#3 Jan 16, 2008
LOL---LMAO---ROFL!!!!!

SPEECHLESS!!!!!!
Dontrel-t

Newport News, VA

#4 Jan 16, 2008
Sounds good I hope he mails in the money and doesn,t come to town to deliver it!
X eyed

Gloucester, VA

#5 Jan 16, 2008
LOL... LMAO... ROFL!!!!!

I'm dying!!! I need air!!! LOL
Bowler

Newport News, VA

#6 Jan 16, 2008
Maybe he could donate $100K to "buy back" bowling alley chairs.

Since: Aug 07

St. Louis, MO

#7 Jan 16, 2008
Wow, another idiot superstar with too much money to throw around. Maybe this guy should go have a few kids with Britney Spears.
WEALTHY

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Jan 16, 2008
Dontrel-t wrote:
Sounds good I hope he mails in the money and doesn,t come to town to deliver it!
EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF TRASH STATE CAN NOT EVEN SUPPORT A PRO SPORTS TEAM

ILL TELL YOU

A POOR INBRED TRASH ONE
MeJustMe

AOL

#9 Jan 16, 2008
AMAZING!!! Instead of giving the man some credit for doing something positive for the community where he grew up, folks just want to focus on the negative! Absolutely AMAZING!!! Thank you, Allen Iverson!
Tank Man

Hampton, VA

#10 Jan 16, 2008
What a big waste of money. But... At least he did not give it to the Socialist/Demorats in order to put Hillery in office.
Dontrel-t

Newport News, VA

#11 Jan 16, 2008
MeJustMe wrote:
AMAZING!!! Instead of giving the man some credit for doing something positive for the community where he grew up, folks just want to focus on the negative! Absolutely AMAZING!!! Thank you, Allen Iverson!
Some things you just can't buy!!After the bowling alley,guns,lawsuits about being a "thug", Crabbers, Fort Monroe Officers Club,crap with his wife, showing up late at his own charity event it will take more than hundred grand to get any respect around here.Just give us your money and stay away.
gaw

Norfolk, VA

#12 Jan 16, 2008
I'm glad he did it but after reading about his history it baffles me that one person could get in so much trouble with the law and still be so successful. It's almost laughable. No. It IS laughable.
Dontrel-t

Newport News, VA

#13 Jan 16, 2008
gaw wrote:
I'm glad he did it but after reading about his history it baffles me that one person could get in so much trouble with the law and still be so successful. It's almost laughable. No. It IS laughable.
Yea almost as pathetic as a top notch quarterback in the NFL making millions of dollars a year,Endorsments out the ying yang,lots of business start ups, football camps for youth going around KILLING DOGS FOR SPORT !! Both from the same hood!!It goes to show "You can take the thug out of 757 but he's still a EAST END THUG.
voice of reason

Suffolk, VA

#14 Jan 16, 2008
Has anyone ever thought he actually turned his life around?
martial arts

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Jan 16, 2008
Dontrel-t wrote:
<quoted text>Yea almost as pathetic as a top notch quarterback in the NFL making millions of dollars a year,Endorsments out the ying yang,lots of business start ups, football camps for youth going around KILLING DOGS FOR SPORT !! Both from the same hood!!It goes to show "You can take the thug out of 757 but he's still a EAST END THUG.
Wow, you sound like a great guy Dontrel-t. Tell us all what you have done to help anyone out in your life?
Talib Kweli

Richmond, VA

#16 Jan 16, 2008
So if I can get this right... yall complain about NN murders and crime, but when somebody take a large sum of money to support a buyback program to get illegal thus less-traceable than legal registered guns off the streets and yall have a problem with that? Baffled... How is that a waste of money?? Can someone help me out?
knowledgable

Bensenville, IL

#17 Jan 16, 2008
Bowler wrote:
Maybe he could donate $100K to "buy back" bowling alley chairs.
PEOPLE DON'T CHANGE BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU, CHECK YOURSELF.
knowledgable

Bensenville, IL

#18 Jan 16, 2008
gaw wrote:
I'm glad he did it but after reading about his history it baffles me that one person could get in so much trouble with the law and still be so successful. It's almost laughable. No. It IS laughable.
HATER!

Since: Jul 07

Tidewater, VA

#19 Jan 16, 2008
What a waste of money! They might as well just set the $100K on fire for all the good it will do. How many criminals really turn in their most needed tools of their trade. That's like a scuba diver selling his scuba gear.

Only law abiding citizens use the buyback program for weapons they can't sell outright b/c the weapons are either boken or poor quality.

Politicians think the answer to every issue is to throw money at it. How about harsh & enforced punishments for crimes instead of plea bargains & suspended sentences!
1 in NN

Suffolk, VA

#20 Jan 16, 2008
MeJustMe wrote:
AMAZING!!! Instead of giving the man some credit for doing something positive for the community where he grew up, folks just want to focus on the negative! Absolutely AMAZING!!! Thank you, Allen Iverson!
I agree. I'm proud of him. I believe he also pulled a woman from a crashed car on I64 not to long ago. He had issues in his past but who hasn't. It's called growing up. He moved past it, so why can't some of you.

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