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    Ray Horton's parting gesture

    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.
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    Last edited by Big T; 08-04-2011 at 02:08 AM.

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    Good stuff

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    why doesn't that crap ever happen to me????

    awesome story!!!!
    "Today, I'm officially retiring a Pittsburgh Steeler. And as much as I will miss football, my teammates, coaches and everything about the game, I don't want to play it in any other uniform. The black and gold runs deep in me, and I will remain a Steeler for life."--Hines Ward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleigh Steel View Post
    why doesn't that crap ever happen to me????

    awesome story!!!!
    you work in the wrong cafateria?

    very cool horton..

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    I'm in the wrong line of work! If somebody asks me for 20.00 all I get is a 'I'll pay you back soon"!

    It was a nice thing to do, and shows he respects the people who worked around him and appreciated his time in Pittsburgh even more than maybe we thought when we left.

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    That is just amazing and it's so nice to see that great people still really exist!
    Love feelgood stories like this!!


    Thanks Steelers086 for my awesome signature!!!




    Thanks for the new avatar SteelerBee!

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    That's pretty cool, but I would have asked for a later model.


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    WOW!! thats awesome! good for him! I hope he can afford the insurance on it!

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    Here is a picture of the car. It's actually a NICE ride.

    Steelers coach sells car for $20

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    Hell yea it is nice!! Jim carry drives one of those in Liar Liar!

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