Braylon Edwards Helps 100 Students Head to College
OMG…is Braylon Edwards is the news AGAIN?
Edwards is making the dreams of 100 high school seniors come true. In 2007, 49ers wide receiver Braylon Edwards promised 100 Cleveland high school students that he would pay for their college tuition—a total value of $1 million—if they maintained grade point averages at 2.5 or higher and performed 15 hours of community service. The students lived up to their end of the bargain, and now Edwards is living up to his end, according to CBSSports.com and the Detroit Free Press.
“As the 2nd most hated man in Cleveland & a man of my word, today I will honor a promise made to 100 students in Cleveland years ago,” Edwards tweeted. “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”.
Is this a step in the right direction for Edwards? Who knows, but what I do know is that these 100 students will get a new direction because of Edwards.
Edwards is signed with the San Francisco 49ers, and just returned to practice on Wednesday. Edwards, did not practice last week, said he was able to focus on rehabbing his injuries during his time off the field.