Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh isn’t only the dirtiest player in the NFL. He’s also the most charitable player in the NFL.
The Giving Back Fund, which advises people in the sports and entertainment industries on philanthropy, has released its annual list of the 30 celebrities who gave the largest charitable gifts, according to public records. Suh’s donation of $2.6 million to his alma mater, the University of Nebraska, made him the most generous athlete in America, and the sixth-most generous celebrity of any kind.
Suh was one of two NFL players in the Giving Back 30, joined by Giants quarterback Eli Manning and his wife Abby, who donated $1 million to their alma mater, the University of Mississippi. Also on the list was model Gisele Bundchen, wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who gave $1.5 million to the Red Cross for Haiti relief.
Since we’re Seinfeld fans around here, we’ll also note that Jerry Seinfeld checks in at No. 11 on the list with $1.8 million in donations. And actress Jami Gertz, who famously told Elaine Benes that she couldn’t spare a square, is considerably more generous with her money than she is with her toilet paper: She and her husband Tony Ressler, who runs an asset management firm, sit atop the list with $10.6 million in giving through their Ressler Gertz Foundation.
Posted by Michael David Smith (Pro Football Talk) on December 24, 2011, 12:15 PM EST