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In 2005, Braylon Edwards, then a rookie for the Cleveland Browns, made a promise to 100 area eighth graders: If they could graduate high school with at least a 2.5 grade-point average and 15 hours’ community service, he would give each of them a $10,000 scholarship.
Six years later, the NFLer is making good on his promise. Seventy-nine of those kids met his criteria and have begun their first year of college in campuses all across the country, including Harvard. In addition to giving away $790,000 in scholarships, Edwards also bought each student a laptop.
“I’m supposed to give people a chance like I was given a chance,” Edwards said.
What’s even more remarkable is Edward’s salary this season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers only totaled $1 million, meaning he nearly gave away his entire salary to provide an opportunity for these kids.
David Gholston, a freshman at Bowling Green State University, told ESPN, “Without this scholarship, I probably wouldn’t be here.”
With news that Edwards was just cut from the 49ers due to an injury, I hope Karma repays the good-hearted athlete for giving local Cleveland kids a chance.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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You know you’re good looking when you grow one of those humongous Rick Ross beards every now and then and people still want to sop you up like a biscuit (not my words, someone else’s, but I feel them). Braylon Edwards, a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, is HOT. Not too long ago, I had no clue who he was. Sorry, I’m not a huge NFL fan like that. But after a co-worker talked him up to be sooooo fine, I had to check him out. She wasn’t lying! From the crazy abs to the lips, and you can’t forget about those sparkling eyes, the brother has it going on. He may not be on my list of play husbands, but he could for damn sure be my “manstress.” Enjoy the coffee brown goodness (smiles).