(RNN) - Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver is asking everyone to calm down and be nice to a woman who snatched a cleat that he threw into the crowd from a 10-year-old boy.
"Packer Nation, let's remember that the woman who grabbed the shoe is human. We all make mistakes." Driver wrote on his Facebook page.
The wide receiver and recent Dancing with the Stars winner held a charity softball game on Sunday in Appleton, WI, that raised more than $200,000.
After the charity game, he tossed one of his cleats into the stands above the dugout where 10-year-old Stephen stood. The boy and an adult woman – holding a homemade Dancing with the Stars mirror ball trophy - fought for the shoe.
The woman can be seen on the video wrestling with Stephen and pulling it away from him.
Driver took to Facebook and Twitter to seek out the boy. He then gave him a pair of autographed cleats, books written by Driver, a signed jersey and a baseball hat, as well as a few autographed mugs.
After some internet sleuthing, an ESPN blog named the woman as Robyn Ereth and posted a photo from her Facebook page of her holding the cleat. Her page has since been taken down.
"When you toss things up in the crowd, people react. I think she was reacting in the heat in the moment. But I think she should've let the kid have it," Driver said on CNN.
Stephen's mom, Mary Wagner said Ereth called the family to apologize, and she also asked for people to back off. Wagner acknowledged both her son and the woman got excited, and they aren't angry with the cleat snatcher.
There have been other recent incidents of adults grabbing souvenirs from children that were caught on camera.
In April, the Texas Rangers' Mitch Moreland tossed a ball to a young boy in the crowd, but a man snagged it and even took a photo of his date holding the ball while the child cried next to him. However, another player did toss the boy a new ball.
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