Braylon Edwards Sends 100 Students To College
We LOVE reporting stories like this! Back in 2007, New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards expressed to 100 high school students that he would put them through any college of their choice, and all they had to do was complete at least 15 hours of community service, and keep at least a 2.5 GPA.
Each of the students held their end of the bargain and Edwards is to fulfill his promise. The high school students are getting a paid trip to whatever college they've chosen and this is said to cost Edwards right at $1 million dollars!
This past weekend Edwards said via Twitter:
As the 2nd most hated man in Clev & a man of my word, today I will honor a promise made to 100 students in Cleveland years ago. The last of my Advance 100 students will graduate from my program and head off to college on scholarships that I will provide them with. Guys, enjoy and embrace your new beginnings and remember your promise to me, to reach back & help someone else along the way.
You cannot hate on someone who actually uses their celebrity, influence, money, and status to give back, and expecially to our children! We think Edwards gets an A+!