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fordfixer
08-04-2011, 12:13 AM
Steelers coach sells Mercedes to team cafeteria worker for $20

By Chris Chase
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdo ... nfl-wp4503 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Steelers-coach-sells-Mercedes-to-team-cafeteria-?urn=nfl-wp4503)

Steelers coach sells Mercedes to team cafeteria worker for $20A cook at the Pittsburgh Steelers team complex is driving around in a red Mercedes convertible thanks to an unexpected and generous deal from the franchise's former secondary coach.

On his final day in Pittsburgh before taking over as defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals, Ray Horton gave his 1999 Mercedes SL500 to cafeteria worker Maurice Matthews.

The cook had always kidded around with Horton, telling him he was coaching his position and asking when he'd be allowed to drive his sports car. Horton would jokingly reply, "you can't afford the gas in it."

But on his final day in Pittsburgh, Horton approached Matthews to say goodbye and asked if he could borrow whatever money he had in his pocket. When Matthews handed over a twenty, Horton said "sold for $20!" and handed him the keys to his car.

"Ray said, 'Hey, you always liked the car, you're a good dude, I know you'll take care of it," Matthews told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It's yours."

The next day he drove Horton to the airport and received all the paperwork to take ownership of the car. With 64,000 miles on it, Matthews ended up paying $20 for a vehicle that carries a Kelly Blue Book value of $17,735.

"It's just taking care of guys who took care of you," Horton told the Arizona Cardinals team blog.

The Cardinals got a good man. And cafeteria workers in Tempe just found their new favorite customer.

Chadman
08-04-2011, 12:28 AM
:Clap

Good on you, Ray Horton.

focosteeler
08-04-2011, 01:17 AM
:Clap

Good on you, Ray Horton.
:Agree

Classy guy

hawaiiansteel
08-04-2011, 02:26 AM
I never liked Ray Horton as our DB coach and was glad to see him go to Arizona and be replaced by Carnell Lake.

however, this was a classy move by Horton and I'll give him props for making another person very happy in a very special way. :Beer

http://l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/editorial_image/31/319c7ad0c010ffd60ed59a56af6ba5cb/steelers_coach_sells_mercedes_to_team_cafeteria_wo rker_for_.jpg

Oviedo
08-04-2011, 08:30 AM
:Clap

Good on you, Ray Horton.
:Agree

Classy guy

I agree. Class Act!!!!!!!!

Can't say I'll miss Horton as a DB coach but that was a truly magnaminous act on his part. Kudos to him.

feltdizz
08-04-2011, 08:32 AM
That's how you leave the Burgh! I love how he asked him to borrow whatever he had in his wallet and the guy didn't think twice about giving him his cash.
:tt2

sentinel33
08-04-2011, 03:05 PM
That's the ray of sunshine this organization needs goin into the season. let's put the ill-advised magazine interviews and twitter debacles behind. All the immaturity issues and verbal bashings.

May this be a foundation block to a successful season.

Go Steelers!

RuthlessBurgher
08-04-2011, 03:10 PM
That's the ray of sunshine this organization needs goin into the season. let's put the ill-advised magazine interviews and twitter debacles behind. All the immaturity issues and verbal bashings.

May this be a foundation block to a successful season.

Go Steelers!

Well, considering that Ray Horton is currently the defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals, I don't think the Steelers can expect to get any karmic benefit from this random act of kindness in the 2011 season.