College football fan who raised $1 million for children’s hospital with beer money sign apologizes f

College football fan who raised $1 million for children’s hospital with beer money sign apologizes f

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After raising more than $1 million for a children’s hospital on the strength of a viral sign asking for beer money, an Iowa man apologized for racist tweets from his past  Carson King, 24, said he had no recollection of the tweets before he was asked about them by a Des Moines Register reporter following his sudden rise to fame Advertisement  “In re-reading it today — eight years later — I see it was an attempt at humor that was offensive and hurtful,” King said “I am embarrassed and stunned to reflect on what I thought was funny when I was 16 years old I want to sincerely apologize.”  King said the social media posts were references to “Tosh 0,” which airs on Comedy Central.  He garnered widespread attention earlier this month when he held up a sign reading “Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished” along with his Venmo account during ESPN’s broadcast of “College Gameday” at Iowa State  As large amounts of money were unexpectedly sent to his account, King vowed to donate all of it — minus the cost of one case of beer — to Iowa City’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital King released his statement Tuesday before the Des Moines Register published its story about him  “I am sharing this information tonight because I feel a responsibility to all of the people who have donated money,” he said in his statement, which he shared on Twitter  Anheuser-Busch will honor its promise to donate $350,000 to the children’s hospital, according to reports, but will not work with King again in the future

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