Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna plans on donating his week 17 $530,000 game check to the high school that he currently works at, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Much has been made of the Cowboys signing high school math teacher Jon Kitna out of retirement to figure into their quarterback puzzle against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Almost every reference has mentioned the quarterback, who retired from the Cowboys after the 2011 season, will earn about $53,000 for his Christmas week’s work.
Only Kitna, 41, is not keeping the money. It didn’t come up in his Christmas Day media scrum in the locker room. But later, while relaxing on a locker room couch and reconnecting with radio play-by-play voice Brad Sham, Kitna said he would be donating his NFL check to his school. He also told several teammates.
Kitna has been teaching math and coaching football at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington which is where he’s originally from.