“Chad, I got an announcement coming out Friday, but I’ll break it to you now. I think we’ve had a conversation about how much I respect and admire what all you soldiers do. So I just got a new contract. And my goal is always to, I try to give a million dollars a year away to charity.
“So I was going to announce Friday, I didn’t know you were going to be on the conference call, but I’ll announce now.”
Barkley also said he will give $1 million to Auburn, where he was a star basketball player in the early 1980s.