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Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh donates to his high school

Ndamukong Suh was generous to Nebraska following graduation and now he is helping out his former high school.

 Suh, the Detroit Lions’ defensive tackle, has donated $250,000 to Grant High School in Portland, Ore., to use for a new football facility according to a story in the Portland Tribune.

 Last season the high school played all of its games on the road because its stadium was unsafe.

 Nike, a Suh sponsor, will also chip in $350,000 for the facility which is expected to be ready in the fall.

After Suh was drafted by the Lions, he donated $2.6 million to Nebraska where he had earned a degree in engineering.

  In 2011 the Giving Back Fund named Suh the most charitable athlete in America. He was also named the dirtiest player in the NFL in 2011 and 2012 in a players poll in the Sporting News.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The boy named Suh is an engineer? Really? Ask yourself one question, Paula. If he designed a bridge, would drive on it?

3:04 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donating is fine. Just keep him away from the kids. The last thing they need is to look up to Suh as some kind of role model.

7:48 PM 

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