Want to attend today's Chicago Bears vs Houston Texans game, but don't have tickets? No worries! You can just click over to eBay, where Bears OT J'Marcus Webb is selling a pair of tickets for $800. A portion of the sale (20%), will go to charity, the ad says.
According to Forbes, the Chicago Bears have the 2nd-highest ticket prices in the NFL, with an average face value of $93.55.
Why is an NFL player selling tickets on eBay? If it truly is to benefit the charity (Ronald McDonald House), then why not just make a donation to that charity and give them the pair of tickets? After you sell the tickets for $800, you're donating $160? What about the other $640 you're making on the tickets?
I'm not in any way questioning what J'Marcus Webb does in his spare time with charities, but it is well-known that he has a friend/relative running his social media life for him (making tweets as him, posting to Facebook as him), and it has often been cringe-worthy and embarrassing to say the least.
This whole thing just feels wrong -- At least to me. Granted, I'm not part of J'Webb Nation, but an NFL player selling game tickets on eBay for ANY reason just looks questionable, especially when only a small portion of the sale price goes to charity.