Lost in the shuffle of the Lions first playoff berth in 12 years, is the story that Ndamukong Suh was named the most charitable athlete in 2011.
He may like to stomp on opposing players and rack up personal foul penalties like it’s his job, but the money he’s not giving to the NFL for fines is being put to good use. And I’d say that makes him a pretty decent human being.
Take that, Suh haters.
It is a bit ironic though considering Suh was also named the NFL’s dirtiest player last month. But that just goes to show you that being dirty doesn’t necessarily mean you’re evil. Yeah, that’s it.
According to The Giving Back Fund, Suh donated $2.6 million to various charities.
$2 million to the Nebraska University athletic department and another $600,000 to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering to endow a scholarship. It is the largest single gift ever from a former football player.
The Giving Back Fund (GBF) is “a nonprofit organization that provides philanthropic management and consulting to the sports and entertainment industries.” This is the fifth annual Giving Back 30 list, which showcases the top 30 celebrities who “made the largest donations to charity in 2010 according to public records.”