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Steelers’ Coach Horton hands over keys

PITTSBURGH — The day before leaving for his new gig as the Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator, Ray Horton, former secondary coach for the Steelers, left a lasting impression on the Pittsburgh organization.

On his way out-of-town, Horton stopped by to say his goodbyes to the Steelers cafeteria staff. As usual, Horton arrived in style, driving his red 1999 Mercedes convertible roadster. Upon entering the facility, Horton asked a familiar face, Maurice “Mo” Mathews, for a favor. “Hey, I need a favor from you. How much money you have in your pocket,” said Horton. “I got $20,” responded Mathews. When Mathews handed over the money, Horton looked at him and said, “Sold for $20” and proceeded to hand him the keys to the flashy red roadster.

Of course, Mathews was in shock. “Stop playing with me Ray, don’t play with me,” said Mathews, “The other [workers] were looking at me, their jaws dropped.”

What was Horton’s response? According to Mathews, Horton said, ‘Hey, you always liked the car, you’re a good dude, I know you’ll take care of it. It’s yours.”

Let’s face it, we all know cafeteria workers have a relatively thankless job, so we commend Coach Horton for his amazingly kind and thoughtful gesture. What a way to leave a mark on the city! We’re awarding him with a Gold Star and wish him the best with his big promotion in Arizona!

So, how did the Coach get to the airport? You guessed it! Mo had to pick him up and give him a ride!

Special shoutout to Kyle for sending us this story!

For more information, please visit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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About Joe C.

A passionate San Francisco Giants fan who had a great 2010! Flew his butt from Florida to San Fran to see games 1 and 2 of the 2010 World Series and was in the stands for Roy Halladay’s perfect game in Miami. For him, baseball is life! Also a big fan of Hoosiers basketball and Penn State football. Favorite all-time athletes? Cal Ripken, Will Clark and Barry Bonds.

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