A “Lil Positivity”: Braylon Edwards Drops A Milli On College Tuition For Inner City Kids

- By Bossip Staff Categories: A "Lil Positivity", Ballers, Congratulations

Braylon Edwards NY Jets free agent

No matter how much of a knuckle head you might think Braylon Edwards is, he proved yesterday that he’s more than the average troubled jock.

Edwards, who will be a free agent when the NFL labor impasse is resolved, fulfilled a promise today that he made to 100 eight-graders in Cleveland years ago. On May 16, 2007, Edwards promised $1 million in academic scholarship money toward college tuitions at the start of the ADVANCE 100 Program, an educational intiative established by the Braylon Edwards Foundation, in the Cleveland Municipal School District. Students and their parents signed a pledge at the time to fulfill their end of the bargain: Graduate from high school.

The students were provided academic assistance through tutors, mentors and workshops throughout the process. Edwards, who was just in his third year in the NFL when he decided to give back to the community, had two requirements for the students: 1) Provide 15 hours of community service annually and 2) Maintain a 2.5 or better grade point average.

During the next couple years, Edwards was vilified by Cleveland Browns fans for his performance on the field. He was traded to the Jets early in the 2009 season after an alleged altercation with a member of LeBron Jamesโ€™ circle of friends outside a club in downtown Cleveland. (James, of course, has become the most despised athlete in Cleveland).

Braylon tweeted the news with pride yesterday, not in himself, but in his Advance 100.

Braylon Edwards Advance 100 Twitter

Sounds like someone might be growing up a little. Congrats to Braylon and his Advance 100.

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    That’s admirable!

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  • so what?

    That’s so generous of him.

    • Ummm...

      He should be more generous to his baby momma (model from ANTM) that had to fight tooth and nail for child support. Good gesture, but I’m just sayin what a slap in the face that has to be for her. He’d rather help children that are not even his. SMH

  • ladyscholar

    This is a great story. I hope it inspires others with similar financially blessed lives to help those who might otherwise fall through the cracks .

  • MyReason

    Good for him-that’ll make for a really nice write off come tax time for him.

  • Teena

    That’s what’s up!

  • Govt. Cheese

    Whatever, it’s all to save money on Taxes…

  • WithAllHonesty

    Good going Edwards!

  • shon

    messed my comment up but yall can comprehend dat jacc

  • Shannon

    THIS IS A GREAT THING TO HEAR TODAY! OTHER RACES BAND TO GETHER TO HELP THEIR KIDS GO TO COLLEGE…THAT IS WHY PEOPLE DO BETTER THAN US….I HOPE ONE OF THESE KIDS GROWS UP TO BE THE NEXT PRES..

  • WONDERFUL

    Good for him! About time somebody knows what to do with their money besides making it rain in a skanky strip club!

  • lively10

    Congratulations to him, and the 100 students. This is wonderful.

  • Real Issh

    He’s thee only footballer that I know who does stuff like this . He also has a program in Maryland that sends highschoolers to multiple colleges .

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