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Cheek donated funds to help cause in Darfur

Updated: December 5, 2006, 2:11 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Olympic speedskating champion Joey Cheek did some football poses after learning he would receive the inaugural Heisman Humanitarian Award for his efforts to help refugees in war-ravaged Darfur.

The Heisman Trophy Trust will honor Cheek at a Dec. 11 dinner in New York, two days after its namesake award is given to the nation's top college football player.

"Even though I am a speedskater, and this is a humanitarian award, I cannot lie," Cheek said. "When ...

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