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Charlie Sheen donates $50,000 to Reds Community Fund

Aug 5, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT

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While Charlie Sheen played a Cleveland Indian in one of his most notable roles, the truth is that he’s a lifelong fan of the club’s instate rivals, the Cincinnati Reds. On Sunday, he announced that he had pledged $50,000 to the team’s Community Fund.

Sheen is matching the amount broadcaster Marty Brennaman raised for charity in return for having his head shaved on the field Friday.

Sheen and father Martin Sheen were at that game Friday against the Pirates:

“The City of Cincinnati has opened its arms to me so graciously and I’m compelled to give something back,” Sheen said in a statement released by the Reds. “If this contribution points one kid in the right direction, then we’ve done our job.”

OK, yeah, that sets up a lot of easy jokes, but hey, it’s a tidy sum that should allow the fund to do some good.

(You can still make those jokes below, though. No, really, feel free.)

  1. Fink - Aug 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    #Winning. Yet another reason to love the Reds. Oh, and Charlie is the man.

  2. bgrdmacheen - Aug 5, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    That’s pretty impressive. Gives you a reason to be proud the Charlie sheen is a reds fan despite of it all

  3. kkolchak - Aug 5, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    People who are down on Charlie for acting like an idiot need to get a grip. Dude has never really hurt anyone but himself, and this was a classy move on his part.

  4. ningenito78 - Aug 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Not only has he never hurt anyone, that ‘meltdown’ he had was genius. He’s richer and more famous now than he ever was before. He’s the man.

  5. mtheparrothead - Aug 5, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    A meltdown equals genius? Welcome to stupidity that is the 21st century.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 5, 2012 at 7:01 PM

      The guy parlayed his meltdown into a tour of some sort that people paid him to see. Maybe ‘genius’ isn’t the right word, but it’s pretty damn close.

  6. birdgang - Aug 5, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    He’s never really hurt anyone but himself? Yea okay, he only beat the s#%t out of a few hookers and a couple ex wives. I love Charlie but he def has crossed the line on a few occasions. All that aside it’s nice to see him do something like this to help others. Thumbs up for this one Charlie.

  7. ningenito78 - Aug 5, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Considering he went on a one man show tour after the meltdown it’s pretty obvious a lot of it was intentional.

  8. birdgang - Aug 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Roast if Charlie Sheen was epic.

  9. mophatici - Aug 5, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    never hurt anyone? might want to ask an ex or three that. just because domestic violence charges get dropped doesn’t mean they didn’t occur

  10. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - Aug 5, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Pete Rose to Gambling as Charlie Sheen is to Illicit Drugs. The symmetry is perfect.

  11. jimeejohnson - Aug 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Nice to see his father, Martin, still supporting his crazy son, Charlie. Martin Sheen is a patriot and very good actor. Charlie, is, well, Crazy Charlie, but give him credit for supporting a team over 2000 miles from his home in Southern Cal.

    • thomas2727 - Aug 6, 2012 at 10:27 AM

      Martin Sheen is from Dayton, Ohio which is probably only 40 miles from Cincinnati so it is not a huge stretch the Charlie is a Reds fan.

  12. latchbeam - Aug 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Nice work, Wild Thing!

  13. whodeydaytonchapter - Aug 6, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Here is one you don’t hear that often.
    Classy, Charlie Sheen. Very, very classy.

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