Sheen donates funds to help Stow

Sheen donates funds to help Stow

Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was beaten severely outside Dodger Stadium on March 31, got help from an unexpected source Monday: actor Charlie Sheen.

The Associated Press reported that Sheen will donate to Stow $20,000 in profits and donations from a San Francisco show.

Sheen's publicist, Barry Klarberg, told the AP that Sheen's performance on Saturday night in San Francisco, part of his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour, generated $9,000 in merchandise profits plus $4,000 in audience donations for Stow.

Sheen matched the $4,000 from the audience and kicked in $3,000 more to up the total to $20,000.

Klarberg told the AP that Sheen, a big baseball fan who played reliever Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the 1988 hardball classic "Major League," has been saddened by the attack on Stow, who remains in a medically induced coma.

Doug Miller is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB and read his MLBlog, Youneverknow. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.