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Andy Dalton, wife donate $150K to Cincy hospitals amid Bengals release

The Andy Dalton Era in Cincinnati may be over, but the longtime Bengals quarterback wouldn’t allow any lingering bitterness stop him and his wife from performing one last good deed for the city he has called home since 2011.

Dalton and wife Jordan, whose Andy and JJ Dalton Foundation has raised millions of dollars since its inception in 2012, have donated $150,000 to aid in relief efforts in Cincinnati amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Over the years, the Andy and JJ Dalton Foundation has fulfilled its mission of raising funds for pediatric patients in Cincinnati as well as Texas, where Dalton starred with the TCU Horned Frogs during his collegiate career. Interestingly, Dalton’s foundation was also the source of a fantastic story in 2018 thanks to some charitable Bills fans.

Dalton was selected by the Bengals with No. 35 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. With his Bengals career in the books, Dalton departs as the franchise leader in touchdown passes (204) and second in passing yards (31,594) and career wins (70).

While Dalton was never able to lead the Bengals to any success in the postseason, losing all five playoff games he played in from 2011 to 2015, the “Red Rifle” leaves the franchise with an undeniably admirable legacy, not only with the organization, but in the city of Cincinnati as well.

The final charitable gesture by Dalton and his wife on their way out of town is certainly a testament to the latter.