PF 34

April 18th, 2010 at 11:10 AM ^

Whats with the Steelers bashing?? Not that i'm defending any of those players but I thought that it was interesting that you decided to name drop 3 players from the same team when there are plenty of douchebags throughout the league.

MaizeNBlue

April 18th, 2010 at 12:43 PM ^

Sure he is!!

After "space, bitches," "Tom Brady" comes in close second for two word arguments that there can be no winning response to, or really any response that isn't 100% bullshitted.

but yeah I'm sure he could fork over a few bucks... maybe he has and we just don't know it?

ZooWolverine

April 18th, 2010 at 12:01 AM ^

Maybe I'm missing something but that doesn't really strike me as "interesting" in a suspicious way. It's not like that money directly goes to the students in the department.

Big props to Suh for donating so much.

goody

April 18th, 2010 at 12:06 AM ^

Can't blame Kevin Williams with his ties to Nebraska and wanting to be the next Suh.

Also, should thank the Detroit Lions because they will be helping Suh pay that donation when they draft him next week.

CursedWolverine

April 18th, 2010 at 12:29 AM ^

I understand he is about to sign a massive contract, but it seems a little odd to commit money before he knows what his income is. I'm sure it will never be a problem, but I still would hesitate to donate a good portion of my earnings immediately. Does he have any sponsorship deals? I don't see him rolling coins to come up with this type of money......

Wolves

April 18th, 2010 at 12:49 AM ^

Most NFL contracts now include large signing and roster bonuses which are guaranteed. First round picks essentially know what they are going to get based on where they are picked. Suh knows for sure he will be a top 5 pick, which means millions of guaranteed dollars. There is no risk to either Suh or Nebraska with this commitment.

I wish more players were this generous and classy. Can't wait till he is a Lion.

Rico616

April 18th, 2010 at 10:59 AM ^

Contracts arent guaranteed as a whole but for a top 10 pick, a significant portion will be. Considering what the recent #2 picks have gotten and that Suh is considered such a good DT, I can assure you his guaranteed amount will be $35-$40mil, with a big chunk of that coming as a signing bonus.

So Suh should have no problem giving $2.6 mil to the school. It's possible that he's a humble guy and knows that the rest of his salary is more than enough for him to live beyond comfortable.

Firstbase

April 18th, 2010 at 12:53 AM ^

Until I got to your post, I thought I was the only one who felt like this was the old "cart before the horse" scenario. What could it hurt to wait a few weeks, secure your contract, then commit the cash? It's at least remotely possible that he could be in an accident before draft day, after all. Life happens.

wooderson

April 18th, 2010 at 12:58 AM ^

I'm guessing he has insurance for a devastating random injury at this point in the process. Although we all know nothing bad will happen to him until he actually joins the Lions, just to get our hopes up. Then comes in the torn ACL in the first pre-season game.

Tater

April 18th, 2010 at 1:54 AM ^

He hasn't really donated it yet; he has just pledged it. But it's still a class move. I already want the Lions to take him for his on the field work, but he is apparently a great person off the field, too. The Lions can definitely stand to have Suh and a lot more people like him on their team.

SWFlaBlue

April 18th, 2010 at 9:23 AM ^

that should happen more often. I'm cautiously excited by the direction the Lions are taking and should they draft this kid on Thursday like expected then his pledge will serve as one more reason to believe a change in direction is actually happening in Motown.