Watt decided the best way to combat this natural disaster was to start a fundraiser.

The first element to think about is, what role did Derby’s illegal block play in these two players going to the ground? Again, hard to say, making the alleged holding foul even more difficult to call.

“So what I do want to do is, I want to start a fundraiser, because I know that these recovery efforts are going to be massive,” Watt said. “I know that there are going to be a whole bunch of people we need to help get back on their feet. I know there’s going to be a lot we need to do to help rebuild.”

Looking back, his initial goal of $200,000 seems small.

By Aug. 30, Watt had raised the goal so many times, he was shooting for $5 million, and surpassed that mark by Wednesday morning. He updated everybody with yet another video on Twitter to share the progress of the fundraiser.

The $20 million mark was incredible. The next morning, Watt received a $5 million check from HEB CEO Charles Butt. He also announced that he was just a couple of hundred thousand dollars short of $27 million, which he announced was reached nearly a half hour later.

Watt’s fund received donations from Ellen DeGeneres, Titans owner Amy Adam Strunk, Chris Paul, Drake, Jimmy Fallon, and a pair of notable Patriots:

Again, an official is going to lay off of that because it just wasn’t big enough to call. It may have had an effect on the allegations of “holding” by King, but no official is going to throw a flag on this.
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