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Barry Bonds Makes Bryan Stow Support Video


    Slugger Barry Bonds has lent his support around an online college fund for beating victim Bryan Stow's children.

    About three weeks after Bryan Stow was brutally beaten outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day, former Giants slugger Barry Bonds paid him and his family a hospital visit.

    About a month after that Stow family attorney, Thomas Girardi, told NBC Bay Area that Bonds was going to gift the two children's college education.

    "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 them."

    And now Bonds appears in a YouTube video -- alongside the Stow family -- as he helps create a website that collects contributions for the college fund. The video was posted on the Stow family's site on Oct. 21.

    This new effort augments Bonds' previous gesture toward the family, Girardi said.