One hundred Cleveland high schoolers will happily attend college this year thanks to New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards.
In 2008, Edwards told 100 students he’d put them through college if they maintained at least a 2.5 GPA while completing 15 hours of community service. They kept their end of the bargain and as promised, Edwards delivered — the player just plunked down a total of $1 million in scholarships.
“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,” Edwards Tweeted.
“Guys, enjoy and embrace your new beginnings and remember your promise to me, to reach back & help someone else along the way.”
Congrats — let’s hear it for athletes giving back to our communities!