“Over the Last Eight Years…”: $245 Million Russell Wilson Clapbacks on Shocking Reports Over QB’s WNY Foundation

Published 02/12/2023, 6:30 AM EST

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Russell Wilson has had some rocky things happen since his arrival in Denver. The streak seems to go on as the quarterback has landed on thin ice. His and Ciara’s non-profit organization is in a dispute over the mismanagement of funds. As the debate escalated, the Denver Broncos QB1 spoke out on behalf of his ‘Why Not You’ organization.

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Since his emergence with the Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson has remained a generous man with zeal. His charitable deeds with his non-profit foundation helped him become the 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. However, it is surrounding criticism after an investigative study caused a frenzy.

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Amidst the criticism, Russell Wilson took to social media. The QB1’s words looked like he was seemingly responding to the investigative claims. Wilson mentioned, “This means the world to me; has meant the world to me and will forever mean the world to me. I just gotta say something. For our Why Not You foundation over the past eight years, we’ve been so freaking blessed to meet so many amazing people, so many amazing kids along the way and to be able to also partner with some amazing brands.”

DangeRuss’ response comes after USA Today’s Jason Wolf published an in-depth investigative report into the non-profit foundation. As per federal tax records, Why Not You spent $600,000 on philanthropic causes in 2020 and 2021. It amounts to 24.3 cents on the dollar, compared to $1.1 million spent on staff benefits and wages.

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Amid Charity Setback, Russell Wilson’s “Date Night” With Crisis Manager Sparks a Wildfire

Robot Russell had a disastrous season in his debut with the Broncos. As a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback, he may not have expected such an outcome. But the franchise is already making moves with the addition of Sean Payton. The new HC is also breaking in, and it has affected QB1’s staff.

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With Sean Payton in Denver, he looks determined to revamp it and make it Super Bowl-worthy. The changes began with Russell Wilson’s private coaches in the Broncos’ facility. The new Broncos coach looked uncompromising about not allowing private staff into the facility, no matter the athlete.

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The new Broncos HC appeared on the Rich Eisen Show on Radio Row at the Super Bowl. Host Eisen inquired about the Jake Heaps situation. Payton said that he learned about it while attending to queries. Since he was unaware of it, he would avoid it. He said, “In fact, we’re not going to do that.”

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Will Russell Wilson and the Broncos have the Sean Payton advantage heading into the forthcoming regular season? It is open to scrutiny.

Watch This Story: Russell Wilson’s Broncos are in self-destruct mode after a public show of discourse

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.
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