Ray Horton sells Mercedes Benz to Steelers cafeteria worker for $20
By Robert Klemko
Steelers assistant coach Ray Horton was making the rounds on the day he was to leave for his new post with the Arizona Cardinals.
He approached Maurice Matthews, a cafeteria worker at the team's Pittsburgh headquarters, and said "Hey, I need a favor from you. How much money you have in your pocket?"
"I got $20," Matthews said.
Horton took the money. "Sold for $20!"
Then Horton handed Matthews the keys to his red 1999 Mercedes Benz SL500 convertible, parked outside, no strings attached.
"I'm like, 'Stop playing with me Ray; don't play with me,' " Matthews told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The other [workers] were looking at me, their jaws dropped. Ray said, 'Hey, you always liked the car, you're a good dude, I know you'll take care of it. It's yours.' "
Horton, a nine-year NFL veteran of the Bengals and Cowboys, had been an NFL assistant coach for 17 years before accepting his first coordinator assignment in February.