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Bonds to foot Stow kids' college bill

Posted on: May 24, 2011 9:09 pm
Edited on: May 24, 2011 9:25 pm
By Matt Snyder

Often the target of venom, be it from media, fans or both, Barry Bonds is rarely presented in a positive light anymore. So let's switch things up a bit here and talk him up for a second: Bonds is reportedly going to pay for both of Bryan Stow's children to attend college (NBC Bay Area).

Stow is the 42-year-old man who was beaten severely on opening day by some Dodgers fans simply because he was a Giants fan. He was jumped from behind and is still in critical condition, in a medically induced coma. Stow is a single father, with a son and a daughter each in elementary school.

Now, the skeptics out there will surely swipe at Bonds and say he's just trying to garner some positive attention, but the news didn't come from Bonds. In fact, it was the attorney who represents Stow's family who passed along Bonds' gesture. Bonds actually visited Stow in the hospital on April 22 and spent an hour in the room, signing a baseball bat for Stow's two kids.

Let us tip our cap to Mr. Bonds for the generous gesture and continue to hope that Stow will pull through as best he can.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:23 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 8:36 am

Bonds to foot Stow kids' college bill

There is pretty much never a significantly better measure of what exactly a individual is than what he is doing whenever he's really free of charge to choose.

Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: May 25, 2011 6:47 pm

Bonds to foot Stow kids' college bill

I'll make a wager, look up all the info you have on Bonds concerning his contributions to society and then tell me what kind of man he is !!! A person who truly cares about his fellow man always and I mean always has a long track record suporting that ! Show me !!!

Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: May 25, 2011 6:42 pm

Bonds to foot Stow kids' college bill

We the people do take into account the media, the pressure , all of the things that either make a person or destroy them. No, Barry Bonds was not hampered by media or any other foreign obstacles. We do take into account the numerous documentations  of Barry Bonds disrespecting fans of all origin and circumstance. When I say numerous I mean countless encounters of negitivity and down right disrespect for those that ultimately paid your salary. What he does in his own house is his business and I try not to judge such things, but, his attitude and arrogance can not be over looked and if you think for one minute that gesture of gratuity is going to make me a Barry Bonds fan, I beg to differ !!!

Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: May 25, 2011 6:23 pm

Bonds to foot Stow kids' college bill

Finally, we have something Positive about Bonds after all this time

Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: May 25, 2011 5:01 pm

Bonds to foot Stow kids' college bill

There's an old saying that we've all heard before, "it's not how you start, but how you finish". Regardless of our respective opinions of
Barry Bonds, his generosity in wanting to help Bryan Stow's children get a college education, speaks volumes of what his true make up
as a man really is and stands for. I've read all the stories and reports about his steriod and ped use, but I am not the judge, jury, or
executor of his guilt or innocence, nor do I have a baseball HOF vote on whether he gets in or not. However, I can be a judge of character
on his willingness to "step up to the plate" and assist Mr. Stow and his children. I say thanks Barry for addressing the future needs of his children by making sure that they attend college and be contributing factor to our society in a positive way. Regardless of his personal life with wives or any mistress, it is not for us to judge. He must live with his past. It is now, in this very moment, that his actions regarding the
Stow family, "trumps" everything else !!

Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: May 25, 2011 3:35 pm

Bonds to foot Stow kids' college bill

I am as big of a Bonds detractor as you will find for what he represents and what his kind did to the game of baseball.  He is a cheat and a fraud and a perfect symbol of ego run amok, but I give credit when credit is due and expressiongs of humanity like this remind us that there is good in everyone.  I don't care what the reason was, the fact that he did it and didn't blab it to the media himself is enough for me.  Good job Barry.

Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: May 25, 2011 3:29 pm

BondsTo Foot Stow Kids' College Bill

God Bless Him!  What a wonderfull, magnanimous think to do.   This means I don't have to disrespect him anymore.  Good.  (He was a schmuck extraordinaire.)    

Prior to getting married in 1988, Bonds asked his bride Sun to sign a prenuptial agreement.  At the time Bonds was earning $106,000 a year, a far cry from the millions he would later earn.  The prenuptial agreement that Sun signed waived any interest in his future earnings.  Six years later, after the couple had two children together, they got divorced.  Predictably, Sun challenged the validity of her prenuptial agreement.  Specifically, she claimed that the prenup was invalid on the grounds that, while Bonds was represented by a lawyer, she wasn’t when she signed the prenuptial agreement.

A California appellate court agreed with Sun, and the validity of thousands of California prenuptial (or premarital agreements) was thrown into question.  At the time it wasn’t uncommon for someone to sign such an agreement without having their own lawyer.  This was such an important question that the California Supreme Court decided to get involved.  It agreed to hear Bonds’ case and in 2000 issued a decision upholding the validity of the prenuptial agreement.  The California Supreme Court decided that Sun entered into the agreement voluntarily, and that it was therefore enforceable against her.

Bonds’ case did make history; it lead to important changes in how California courts handle prenuptial agreements. It certainly reinforced the idea that it’s a bad idea to sign a prenup without having your own lawyer review it. More people are also getting a second opinion from a lawyer other than the one who drafted or negotiated the agreement.  As the Bonds case shows, this is a good idea, especially if either of the parties to the prenup is a high-net-worth individual or has a substantial future earning capacity.     (The first wife barely comprehened English.  The rumor was he had her sign it on the way to the ceremony, in the limo.)  

Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: May 25, 2011 3:21 pm

Bonds to foot Stow kids' college bill

I'm reminded of a quote from Shrek, "That'll do, Donkey. That'll do"...seems fitting on so many levels to this story.

Since: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: May 25, 2011 2:01 pm

Bonds to foot Stow kids' college bill

AWESOME!!!!!!! Who cares why he is doing it. This is a true BLESSING that these kids recieving.

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