How big a cynic would you have to be to find fault with the actions of Barry Bonds, as described below? In my case, about an inch shy of 6 feet tall. NBC Bay Area’s Laurie Stow reports MLB’s all-time HR king has sought to comfort the family of Bryan Stow, the SF Giants fan recently left in a coma after a post-game beating in the Dodger Stadium parking lot.

Stow family attorney Thomas Girardi said that former slugger Barry Bonds has volunteerd to pay for their college education. He said the family has talked about turning other donations back to the fans if this suit is successful, but said the gift of a college of education is something they treasure and will keep.

“It was extraordinary of Barry Bonds, I thought,” Girardi said. “He didn’t say anything about it to the press. This was just a gift he gave the family because he knew that it was going to be pretty important to the kids.”

Sources close to Stow told NBC that Bonds also spent an hour in Stow’s room and left a signed baseball bat for Stow’s children. At the time, there was no mention of a donation to a college fund.