How much are you willing to spend for a glass of lemonade? 10 cents? 25 cents? a dollar? How about a 20 spot? $20, that's what a young Florida State fan was charging people for a glass. But there was a reason for the high-priced refreshment. Four-year-old Grayton Grant opened up a pop-up stand hoping that sales of his lemonade could bring in enough cash to fund the buyout of head coach Willie Taggert. Taggart is due to make $30 million this season, while Grant pulled in just $241 dollars. He may have fallen short of his goal, but that didn't stop him from putting the money to use.
According to a story published by the Tallahassee Democrat, Daniel Grant, Grayton's father, matched his son's total and together they sent a $482 check to Florida State marked “Taggart Buy Out!”
Four-year-old sells lemonade to help pay for FSU Willie Taggart's $17 million buyout https://t.co/kAYjN70Rcd— Tallahassee Democrat (@TDOnline) September 15, 2019
That's not all. Grant also wrote a letter to the university that read “I am tired of losing football games and being made fun of at school for being a Seminole fan. At four, I am already starting to gravitate towards the color orange. You don’t want that for an innocent kid like me….”
For those of you not in tune with college football, Orange is the school color of Florida State's biggest rival, the Florida Gators. It's also the color of the pen Grant used to sign his letter. That's a deep cut.
Of course, the letter was all tongue-in-cheek. Nothing can really come between a fan and their favorite school, and it's what makes college sports so great.
Taggart is remembered in the Northwest as the former coach of the Oregon Ducks. Taggart spent just one year at the helm before bolting for his dream job with the Seminoles. Taggart when 7-5 in his lone season with the Ducks, and is 6-9 in his time with Florida State.