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Suh pledges $2.6 million to University of Nebraska

Former Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh hasn’t received an NFL paycheck yet, but he’s already vowing to give away a big chunk of the money he’ll surely receive in the next few months.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Suh announced at Saturday’s Red-White Game that he’ll donate $2.6 million to the University of Nebraska.

The bulk of Suh’s gift will help Nebraska’s already-rich football program get richer: He’s pledging $2 million to the school’s strength and conditioning program. Suh will also donate $600,000 toward a scholarship for students of Nebraska’s School of Engineering.

Suh graduated from Nebraska in December with a construction management degree.

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  1. Sporkdevil says: Apr 17, 2010 2:49 PM

    Wow, Suh is a class act. It’s almost a shame he will be stuck in Detroit.

  2. MonkeyHustle says: Apr 17, 2010 2:51 PM

    man i love this guy more and more each day … this should be a no brainer for Mayhew

  3. muck says: Apr 17, 2010 2:52 PM

    this is a real classy thing to do, the Lions need more guys like this

  4. mr.bozojones says: Apr 17, 2010 2:58 PM

    He should wait until he’s drafted and gets paid. He hasn’t made a dime yet, in the NFL. After the tax man gets through with him and he takes care of Mom, there may not be as much left over as he thinks.

  5. JaggedMark says: Apr 17, 2010 3:00 PM

    Beat that Gerald McCoy!

  6. Dr. Michael says: Apr 17, 2010 3:01 PM

    Why 2.6 million? Why not 3 million and 42 cents?

  7. PatricktheDookie says: Apr 17, 2010 3:01 PM

    Why would you just give away 2 million dollars?
    WHY!?!?!

  8. TheGooch says: Apr 17, 2010 3:05 PM

    Like they need it , i understand the scholarship but the strngth and conditioning program thats just stupid

  9. lawofmurphy says: Apr 17, 2010 3:06 PM

    That’s not gonna make Greg Easterbrook happy.

  10. BuckFigBen says: Apr 17, 2010 3:09 PM

    WOW!! That’s like 4 rapes in Big Ben Currency!!

  11. GB3Pack4 says: Apr 17, 2010 3:10 PM

    Can somebody put this into perspective? What would a strength and conditioning program spend two million dollars on? Just equipment?

  12. BuckyBadger says: Apr 17, 2010 3:10 PM

    Great move for Suh. This is basically a tax right off even at this amount. Wish it would have been more academic but better football team will also help the school there.
    This makes me think he might have decent people around him and would make me feel better about drafting him pretty high which is probably half the point here.

  13. soberjoe says: Apr 17, 2010 3:10 PM

    The Lions can’t wait to pick him, this year the Lions defense actually improves

  14. This Guy says: Apr 17, 2010 3:17 PM

    Will he be charging $130 for an autograph? Good for him!

  15. Mean D says: Apr 17, 2010 3:17 PM

    I just hope he is mailing the check from Tampa.

  16. leeweezy8 says: Apr 17, 2010 3:25 PM

    I think this dude is crazy for donating that much money! All the money universities make off of this kids, they should be paying them! The school shouldn’t even accept it. Atleast not that much! I can see if he said $500,000. But 2-1/2 mill, boy are you crazy?!?!

  17. jas7n says: Apr 17, 2010 3:29 PM

    “He’s pledging $2 million to the school’s strength and conditioning program. Suh will also donate $600,000 toward a scholarship for students of Nebraska’s School of Engineering.”
    … and we wonder why American children won’t take their education seriously. they can plainly see that we don’t either.
    you can’t buy enough weights to spend 2 million dollars, meanwhile sorely needed scholarships are an afterthought. i’ve seen a lot of good things from Suh up to this point but that is truly pathetic and REALLY misguided.

  18. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 17, 2010 3:30 PM

    I’m gonna do the cliche’d thing and say this is a classy guy and more Pro Athlets need to donate significant amounts of money instead of wasting it in on excess..
    I would give 1/4 of my salary away (After taxes) if I was a professional athlete making top dollar.
    There’s too many that don’t get a shot yet in life, yet some of these idiots drop 50K on champagne at some BS nightclub..
    SUH should be the first pick
    /steps off soapbox.

  19. Catamount says: Apr 17, 2010 3:31 PM

    I think all professional athletes should do this.

  20. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Apr 17, 2010 3:34 PM

    He should invest that money because he’s going to be out of the league within 4 years.

  21. ar1888 says: Apr 17, 2010 3:34 PM

    Nothing like counting your chickens before the hatch.

  22. august says: Apr 17, 2010 3:39 PM

    What a fool. I wonder if the school will reimbure him if he goes broke someday. He should have given it to Haiti.

  23. Slow Joe says: Apr 17, 2010 3:39 PM

    That’s not gonna make Greg Easterbrook happy.
    LOL! Yeah, send it to Eastern Omaha Refrigerator College.
    I just hope he is mailing the check from Tampa.
    I hear ya, brother. But it ain’t happening. Hopefully Gerald McCoy is a good consolation prize for us.

  24. cadillacjosh says: Apr 17, 2010 3:39 PM

    That is pretty classy. Whats 2.6 mil to the 2nd pick of the draft anyway? Theres no rookie pay scale yet.

  25. QJ1984 says: Apr 17, 2010 3:45 PM

    Nice gesture on his part. Must be nice though. Being able to give away almost 3 million dollars before you even have a job or work to earn that money.
    On another note, I think I just figured out why so many athletes go in debt. They spend money that they dont have based on future earning potential.

  26. QJ1984 says: Apr 17, 2010 3:49 PM

    One more thing…. I know it likely wont happen but what if he takes a draft day slide? He could end up in a situation where that 2.6 million is a years worth of salary.
    Again its a nice gesture but he should have waited.

  27. FumbleNuts says: Apr 17, 2010 3:59 PM

    Too bad the NFL isn’t loaded with players that do good deeds like this with their millions of dollars.
    A very nice way to “make it rain” for the University.
    Classy guy.

  28. Tom says: Apr 17, 2010 4:04 PM

    Why give all that money away when you have all the hanger’s on and relatives that he didn’t know before he got famous and let us not forget all the stuff you could buy and flash around. Gold teeth and a lot of clothes.

  29. Tre-nitty says: Apr 17, 2010 4:05 PM

    He better rethink that. He’s not gonna get 50million guaranteed like bradford. It would be classic if right before the draft, the NFL implemented a rookie wage scale. I would cry laughing.

  30. venis2k1 says: Apr 17, 2010 4:12 PM

    2.6 million double cheeseburgers…
    I think its great to see a kid give back to where he came from…

  31. TheFALZ says: Apr 17, 2010 4:24 PM

    please fall to 24 :D

  32. IRISH MAFIA says: Apr 17, 2010 4:26 PM

    Some real losers on here this morning. Lets look at some of the better ones shall we.
    -TheGooch says:
    “Like they need it , i understand the scholarship but the strngth and conditioning program thats just stupid”
    Ever heard of something called obesity. And so what if he gives it to strength and conditioning program, its not like the football team is the onloy one to use this particular facility.
    Next moron up is:
    -This Guy says:
    “Will he be charging $130 for an autograph? Good for him!”
    Whats the matter, so what if he charges 130 1300 or 130000 for his autograph. Who cares, ever heard of free market, if someone is willing to pay for an item then so be it. Are you just upset because your autograpgh is worthless than the welfare check it is written on the back of?
    This poster is a real gem, I wish I had time and space to wrtie everything needed but alas I dont.
    -jas7n says:
    “… and we wonder why American children won’t take their education seriously. they can plainly see that we don’t either.
    you can’t buy enough weights to spend 2 million dollars, meanwhile sorely needed scholarships are an afterthought. i’ve seen a lot of good things from Suh up to this point but that is truly pathetic and REALLY misguided.”
    First of all it is not an athletes responsibility to push your kids education forward. That’s the job of a freaking parent. Not a parent shut up. Got kids shut up pick up a book and read to them.
    Secondly, do you think the conditioning program might need some people to run the facility. Perhaps they are using the money to expand and hire quality people who didn’t graduate with Art History degrees. Perhaps with this money the program will not have to reduce hours whcih is happening in every other facet of college experience right now.
    The audiacity of Chiefs2010 says amazes me. H must be a liberal.
    – who cares how much money athletes or anyone else spends money on? Lets open up your checking/welfare account and see if you are spending money on something someone else would consider foolish.
    – Catamount I think you should either shut up or step up. how much of your net income do you donate. Why athletes why not politicans, Community organizers or crack dealers? These professions all make more money on average than pro athletes and do far more harm to the country than an athlete making it rain at a strip club.
    _ August Haiti really, the country has sent that $h!thole of a country 15 billion dollars over the past 15 years. What happened top the money? Nothing like dumping money down an endless well.
    – But by far the most idiotic statement on this topic comes form ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc, who believs that he’ll be out of the league n 4 years. Damn is your pathetic team really that bad that your used to seeing #2 picks overall out of th league in 4 years?
    God must really love morons becuase they are all over the place and unfortunately most of them happen to own a compaq and keyboard and somehow figured out how to punch buttons into something resembling the english language.

  33. IRISH MAFIA says: Apr 17, 2010 4:39 PM

    Some real losers on here this morning. Lets look at some of the better ones shall we.
    -TheGooch says:
    “Like they need it , i understand the scholarship but the strngth and conditioning program thats just stupid”
    Ever heard of something called obesity. And so what if he gives it to strength and conditioning program, its not like the football team is the onloy one to use this particular facility.
    Next moron up is:
    -This Guy says:
    “Will he be charging $130 for an autograph? Good for him!”
    Whats the matter, so what if he charges 130 1300 or 130000 for his autograph. Who cares, ever heard of free market, if someone is willing to pay for an item then so be it. Are you just upset because your autograpgh is worthless than the welfare check it is written on the back of?
    This poster is a real gem, I wish I had time and space to wrtie everything needed but alas I dont.
    -jas7n says:
    “… and we wonder why American children won’t take their education seriously. they can plainly see that we don’t either.
    you can’t buy enough weights to spend 2 million dollars, meanwhile sorely needed scholarships are an afterthought. i’ve seen a lot of good things from Suh up to this point but that is truly pathetic and REALLY misguided.”
    First of all it is not an athletes responsibility to push your kids education forward. That’s the job of a freaking parent. Not a parent shut up. Got kids shut up pick up a book and read to them.
    Secondly, do you think the conditioning program might need some people to run the facility. Perhaps they are using the money to expand and hire quality people who didn’t graduate with Art History degrees. Perhaps with this money the program will not have to reduce hours whcih is happening in every other facet of college experience right now.
    The audiacity of Chiefs2010 says amazes me. H must be a liberal.
    – who cares how much money athletes or anyone else spends money on? Lets open up your checking/welfare account and see if you are spending money on something someone else would consider foolish.
    – Catamount I think you should either shut up or step up. how much of your net income do you donate. Why athletes why not politicans, Community organizers or crack dealers? These professions all make more money on average than pro athletes and do far more harm to the country than an athlete making it rain at a strip club.
    _ August Haiti really, the country has sent that $h!thole of a country 15 billion dollars over the past 15 years. What happened top the money? Nothing like dumping money down an endless well.
    – But by far the most idiotic statement on this topic comes form ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc, who believs that he’ll be out of the league n 4 years. Damn is your pathetic team really that bad that your used to seeing #2 picks overall out of th league in 4 years?
    God must really love morons becuase they are all over the place and unfortunately most of them happen to own a compaq and keyboard and somehow figured out how to punch buttons into something resembling the english language.

  34. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Apr 17, 2010 4:43 PM

    it may be good intentioned…sure it’s nice of him,
    but this is utterly stupid. and a bigger waste, besides the money going to the engineering school. that atleast will be used for something worth it.
    put it in CD’s or some sort of investment, and make interest off that cash, even with the low shitty interest rates today, he’d make a ton of money. why are athletes so stupid? why do they think they can just spend a few grand a day? no wonder more than 3/4 of them go bankrupt by the time they are finished with their sport.
    oh well, i’m sure a bunch of strippers will be happy because they will get a chunk of it when nebraska needs to recruit.

  35. GirthyOne says: Apr 17, 2010 4:50 PM

    Irish Mafia: Well played sir, well played.
    One more thing is that the kid graduated with an Engineering, Construction Management degree. That’s great. Shows he has some brains as well.
    Young man, spend YOUR money on whatever YOU wish.

  36. tombrookshire says: Apr 17, 2010 5:10 PM

    Smart move, bro! That gift will defray quite a bit of his tax bite when Uncle comes-a-callin’ with his hand out.

  37. JRod says: Apr 17, 2010 5:22 PM

    and with the 2nd overall pick in the 2010 draft the detroit lions select dt from nebraska ndamukong Suh …….GO LIONS!!!! we gonna kick all ur @ss

  38. smithopher says: Apr 17, 2010 5:23 PM

    I think this was a good attempt, but there were better things he could’ve pledged $2 million to than the strength and conditioning program there. The dude could donate 2.6 mil and apply that to each kids meal plan, buy everybody’s food while they attend or something. This is just making people who don’t necessarily need the help get richer.

  39. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 17, 2010 5:31 PM

    The audiacity of Chiefs2010 says amazes me. H must be a liberal.
    __________
    I’m a staunch conservative. And I’m not on welfare.
    IrishMafia, eh? So your prolly one of these clowns that gets hammered on St. Paddy’s day to celebrate the fact you are 1/100th Irish.. and pretend that you enjoy all things Irish – though Irish people despise people like you..
    way to bash everyone though, Mickey.
    Erin go brah!

  40. tomcous says: Apr 17, 2010 5:32 PM

    Taxes … Boost Alumni … all good moves …
    … bad move to do this before you have the money to do so …
    Maybe this move helps his draft stock, but it wouldn’t make me want him as a business partner …
    Get ahold of the Hen before you promise away her Golden-Eggs!

  41. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Apr 17, 2010 6:03 PM

    “Irish Mafia: Well played sir, well played.”
    Was it the numerous spelling errors, double posting, moronic conclusions, baseless attacks, or frequent profanity in Irish Mafia’s posts that you consider “well played”? Normal people consider any or all of the above characteristics to be credibility killers, GirthyOne.

  42. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Apr 17, 2010 6:06 PM

    I watched Suh during his college career, and this is exactly the kind of thing I’d expect him to do. He’s been a class act from day one.
    It’s never been about him and his ego, it’s been about how he could help the team and his teammates. He’s always been grateful toward Nebraska and the opportunity they gave him, because he wasn’t a slam-dunk starter from the beginning — he had to earn his way into the lineup and then when he got his chance he made the most of it.
    This pledge is a class act from a classy guy, and if he’s giving a big chunk of his change to the strength and conditioning program at NU, then it’s something he’s looked into and has seen a need for. He’s not the kind of man to just go and throw his money away. He’s too well grounded.

  43. Icantadd says: Apr 17, 2010 6:12 PM

    Strength and conditioning doesn’t mean just weights and equipment. There are also staff members who are employed in S&C departments. Not to mention the fact that not only players, (whether it be football, basketball, etc), use workout facilities in college; most students get to.
    Its funny that when a guy gets drafted and spends $250,000 on cars everyone says what a dick he is and how he should have used his money better, but then when someone does something right, suddenly he’s an idiot.

  44. hawksnest says: Apr 17, 2010 6:16 PM

    for all of those that cant read
    he PLEDGED the money that means that once he gets paid in the 10’s of millions of dollars they will cash their check
    think of how much this guy is going to make. 2 million is rent money.
    This guy is going to make more in a week than any of these other posters have made in a lifetime
    stocks,bonds blah blah this guy is going to be loaded
    he can put the other 20 million into that

  45. FMWarner says: Apr 17, 2010 6:22 PM

    I guess it’s not enough anymore that athletes make charitable donations. Now they have to donate to the ones we decide are worthy, not the ones they decide are worthy.
    Really?

  46. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 17, 2010 6:30 PM

    hawksnest says:
    April 17, 2010 6:16 PM This guy is going to make more in a week than any of these other posters have made in a lifetime
    __________
    Sad but true !
    /Metallica’d

  47. .RebaTe says: Apr 17, 2010 6:57 PM

    # BuckFigBen says: April 17, 2010 3:09 PM
    “WOW!! That’s like 4 rapes in Big Ben Currency!!”
    So here you are…
    C’mon dude, you gonna dodge me and run & hide forever?
    You posted some garbage earlier questioning the integrity of the Steelers organization.
    All I did was ask you who your team is.
    I already called you out on it twice today.
    Are you that big a coward? Seriously??

  48. .RebaTe says: Apr 17, 2010 7:11 PM

    # PatricktheDookie says: April 17, 2010 3:01 PM
    “Why would you just give away 2 million dollars?
    WHY!?!?!”
    ..because not everybody is a selfish prick like you obviously are?
    Was that a trick question?

  49. GirthyOne says: Apr 17, 2010 7:32 PM

    God’s Own Silver and Blue says:
    April 17, 2010 6:03 PM
    “Irish Mafia: Well played sir, well played.”
    Was it the numerous spelling errors, double posting, moronic conclusions, baseless attacks, or frequent profanity in Irish Mafia’s posts that you consider “well played”? Normal people consider any or all of the above characteristics to be credibility killers, GirthyOne.
    ————————————-
    No, it was his ideas and how entertaining I found him/them. I think he is correct with most of his posting (I wouldn’t have included Chiefs2010, but it was still funny).
    You expect correct grammar on a sports blog? If your definition of “normal people” are the socialist/liberals he is making fun of, which by your posting it appears you do, please consider yourself on that list. Don’t forget to throw in a spelling mistake, assume there was at least one punctuation error and for the moronic statement assume it was something “entertaining” said that I thought was funny.

  50. Fballguy says: Apr 17, 2010 8:05 PM

    Classy? Maybe. Easy is more like it. I love Suh and hope after the Bradford smoke clears, he’s wearing my beloved Rams’ horns…but I’m guessing his contract demands just went up by 2.6 million dollars. Let’s not forget his agents are the same guys that kept Crabtree in street clothes until November.
    It would’ve seemed more genuine if he waited until he actually had the money.
    Fballguy

  51. G MACK says: Apr 17, 2010 11:06 PM

    i think he’s trying to tel fat albert to give some money back, but maybe im just reading to much into it and disregarding his noble act……im on FIIIYYAAA!

  52. botchedextrapoint says: Apr 18, 2010 12:22 AM

    Agree with FMWarner – His call to make

  53. downsouth49er says: Apr 18, 2010 2:33 AM

    This is a load BS!! You have all these charities and foundations established that helps with all kinds of diseases and illness, and he decides to give that amount of money to help with dumb causes. We have cancer patients who can benefit from that money being used to help find cures. My mom is a 20 yeard breast cancer survivor and I donate all the time to help find a cure. And he’s spending that amount of money on athletics, get out of here with that BS. He is not a “Hero” or “Stand Up” guy in my opinion. It’s a sad situation in America when we pledge more to athletics than we do to things that could save a human life. All the stupid stingy people have money, but the people who would actually do the “Right Thing” has nothing. Strength and condition as opposed to potentially saving a life, what a f’ing joke

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