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Braylon Gives Out Scholarships

Unread postby hiko » Wed May 25, 2011 5:17 pm

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2011/05/braylon-edwards-fulfills-promise-to-provide-100-cleveland-high-schoolers-with-college-t

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.

Edwards, who has expressed his desire to re-sign with the Jets, relayed the news of the program’s completion on Wednesday through a series of tweets.

“As the 2nd most hated man in Clev. & a man of my word,” Edwards tweeted, “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 & embrace your new beginnings and remember your promise to me, to reach back & help someone else along the way.”


First, props to Braylon for keeping his word and doing a good thing.

Second, way to draw attention to yourself by tweeting about it.

Third, you really are delusional if you think you're the 2nd most hated man in Cleveland. You're just not worth it. You probably don't even make the Top 10. But being a clueless d-bag is why you made the list in the first place, so why should I be surprised?
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Re: Braylon Gives Out Scholarships

Unread postby Triple-S » Wed May 25, 2011 5:30 pm

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all come to my mind when those words are uttered.
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Re: Braylon Gives Out Scholarships

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed May 25, 2011 5:44 pm

I guess I should be impressed he followed through on something he agreed to do.

Thanks, Braylon.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Wed May 25, 2011 7:05 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I guess I should be impressed he followed through on something he agreed to do.

Thanks, Braylon.



Exactly- I remember the hurt and anger on the faces of those kids Michael Scott fucked over when he failed to deliver the scholarships he promised.
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Re: Braylon Gives Out Scholarships

Unread postby Ziner » Wed May 25, 2011 9:37 pm

I saw this and couldn't help but laugh at his arrogance. I am glad he is giving back, but don't flatter yourself thinking he is the 2nd most hated person in Cleveland, that is just straight up laughable.
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Re: Braylon Gives Out Scholarships

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed May 25, 2011 9:51 pm

Ziner wrote:I saw this and couldn't help but laugh at his arrogance. I am glad he is giving back, but don't flatter yourself thinking he is the 2nd most hated person in Cleveland, that is just straight up laughable.


e0y2e3 has to be ahead of Braylon.... :hide: :nanner: ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Braylon Gives Out Scholarships

Unread postby swerb » Wed May 25, 2011 10:12 pm

There's lots of assholes that give money to charity. Including this one.

Show me the guy that makes 30k a year and gives $1,000 to charity and doesn't draw attention to himself over it and doesn't do it just to tell people about it ... thats the guy I respect.

FU Braylon.
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Re: Braylon Gives Out Scholarships

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Thu May 26, 2011 1:04 pm

hiko wrote:First, props to Braylon for keeping his word and doing a good thing.


This is where it should stop. Wether he draws attention or not, those kids get a chance, in large part because of him.
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Re: Braylon Gives Out Scholarships

Unread postby Calis32 » Fri May 27, 2011 8:50 am

Pretty sure he writes it off on his taxes.
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Re: Braylon Gives Out Scholarships

Unread postby Gradysmanldy » Tue May 31, 2011 4:10 pm

I'm just shocked that he remembered to pay up and didn't Drop the Ball. (Figuratively)
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