Andre Johnson is used to measuring speed in tenths of a second. Tuesday he measured it in dollars and cents.
The Houston Texans wide receiver hosted a holiday shopping spree at a Houston Toys "R" Us Tueseay, allowing 12 children selected by Child Protective Services 80 seconds to stuff as much as they could into a shopping cart.
The damage? A mile-long receipt for 19,521, paid for by Johnson and the Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation.
"You hear a minute and twenty seconds and you don't think that's a long time, but you'd be surprised by what these kids can put into their buckets," Johnson told HoustonTexans.com.
All 12 of the children who participated Tuesday had been exposed to parental abuse in one form or another, and live with someone other than their parents.
"I really appreciate this," said Barbara Stubbs, whose grandneice Heather was among the 12.. "It's by the grace of God they called us, and I'll tell everyone I know we had a shopping spree with Andre Johnson. He...