During a Thursday appearance on "The Next Round Live," Auburn legend and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley met with University of Alabama starting quarterback Jalen Milroe's parents and delivered a big surprise.
Barkley, who recently praised Milroe and his parents for how the first-year starter publicly handled "adversity" this season, thanked the Milroes for their military service and told them he would be donating $100,000 to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled military service-members and first responders, in their honor.
"[A]fter spending time with the troops, I've found out that our government sucks ... at taking care of our veterans," Barkley lamented. "I mean, it's a travesty and a disgrace the way that they've treated our veterans, so I make it a point that I always let veterans know, 'Hey, I'm going to do everything in my power to help you...' And I'd like to make a small donation to Folds of Honor just because this is a privilege to talk to you guys and thank you. I'm going give $100,000 to Folds of Honor."
"I really admire you guys for being in the service," he added.
Barkley told the Milroes he was "proud" to watch their son get benched and continue to be a good teammate. The Hall of Famer praised the young athlete for staying ready and said he knew Milroe had good parents because of his good attitude.
"As a parent ... you see someone of his caliber speak of Jalen in the manner he did, it was very moving, very touching for us," Quentin Milroe said of Barkley's comments.
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