Short of Dave Kingman organizing a bake sale to benefit the National Organization Of Women, could there be a case of stranger charity bedfellows than Barry Bonds cutting a check to The Fourth Estate? From’s Greg WIlson :

Bonds’ foundation donated $20,000 to The National Association of Black Journalists to fund an “Entrepreneurial Spirit Award” to be named after longtime Bay Area broadcaster Ray Taliaferro. Rich athletes donating money usually is applauded, but this gift is sparking controversy. NABJ member Kenneth Cooper told The Associated Press Bonds is a controversial figure and journalists and their organizations should maintain their distance.

The donation comes as Bonds prepares for his trial on federal charges he lied to a grand jury about steroid use.