He may be the NFL’s dirtiest player on the gridiron, but Ndamukong Suh is just a big fluffy teddy bear off the field.
OK maybe not.
But he was ranked No. 6 overall in charitable giving among celebrities in 2011, making him the most charitable athlete of the year, according to The Giving Back Fund. The GBF is a nonprofit organization that provides “philanthropic management and consulting to the sports and entertainment industries.”
According to the report, Suh donated $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.
Also on the list was Lance Berkman (No. 7), Jerry Seinfeld (No. 11) and Gisele Bundchen (No. 14). Tom Brady’s wife donated $1.5 million to the Red Cross for Haiti Relief. Big Apple athletes Mariano Rivera, Eli Manning and Carmelo Anthony also cracked the Top 30.
Photo of the day
“Two ice creams, please… and $1.5 million for Haiti.”
Quote of the day
“Just walking through supermarket. See a mom breast feeding little kid. Took second look because I was obviously seeing things. I wasn’t … I don’t feel like shopping anymore or eating.”
— NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, who caused some controversy with breastfeeding tweets