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Report: Driver locates young fan
National Football League

Report: Driver locates young fan

Published Jun. 4, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver has located a young fan who had the star wideout's cleat ripped from his arms by a woman following a charity softball game in Wisconsin.

The reigning "Dancing with the Stars" champion was throwing items of clothing to adoring fans in Appleton Sunday when one of his cleats was ripped from the clutches of a young boy in a Packers jersey by an adult woman, according to a video posted on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's website.

The woman, identified as Robyn Ereth in multiple reports, later posted a picture of herself on Facebook, holding up the cleat with a message that read, "Donald is missing a shoe!!!thx Donald!!!!"

Ereth has since removed her Facebook page.


Driver, who was hosting the annual softball event to help homeless families in conjunction with The Donald Driver Foundation, began searching for the boy after learning of the incident.

"Had a great time at my charity softball game, but I just saw a truly disturbing video of a grown woman snatching one of my cleats from the boy I threw it to in the stands," Driver wrote on his Facebook page Sunday.

After asking fans and media to aid him in his search, Driver located the boy, identified as Stephen Wagner, on Monday and announced his intention to give him a new shoe along with other items.

"Looking forward to connecting with Stephen and his family to get him a new cleat and some other gear! Thanks for all your help Packer Nation," Driver wrote on Twitter.


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