Derrick Nnadi pays dog adoption fees after Super Bowl win

Afon Kulikov

Feb 24, 2016
Some collected winnings, others drowned sorrows and there were those who watched back the Jennifer Lopez and Shakira half-time performance.

But Kansas City Chiefs' Derrick Nnadi had other ways of marking his team's victory at the Super Bowl - following their win against the San Francisco 49ers.

He paid all the adoption fees at a Kansas City dog shelter - after he made snow angels in confetti on the pitch.

The fee is normally around $150 (£115).

The KC Pet Project posted on Facebook that the player - who plays defence - has stumped up the costs for every single adoptable dog at all of their locations.

It means families will be able to take dogs home for free.

Since Nnadi's donation a spokesman said around 20 dogs had been adopted - double what is usually expected in a working day.

"All my life, I always wanted a dog," Nnadi told CNN, explaining he got one when he was in his final year at college.

"When I first got him, he was very timid. It made me think of how other animals, whether they're owned or in a shelter, are feeling scared and alone."



Expert Member
Apr 16, 2015
I can get behind that kind of initiative. However I don't condone people just adopting because it's free and then not looking after the dogs well