Former Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons is showing that he’s not just a star on the gridiron. The Dallas Cowboy is going above and beyond off the field to help several fans amid the record-high gas prices in the United States.
The average price of gas in the U.S. is currently $4.99 a gallon, according to AAA.
On Friday, Parsons took to Twitter to complain about the price of gas. The star linebacker spent $116.46 to fill up his tank, to which one fan responded, “Imagine not being rich having to deal with this.”
The Penn State alum agreed with the fan and urged others to send their cash app info so he could help out.
Parsons’ contract paid him a $2.445 million signing bonus and a $660,000 base salary in 2021. He’s set to earn $1.44 million in base salary this season, plus another $2.445 million from his signing bonus.
One of the biggest reasons for rising gas prices is sanctions placed on Russian oil stemming from the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
Many experts believe the price of gas will likely exceed $6 or $7 a gallon during this summer.