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BRAYLON EDWARDS PAYS FOR 100 STUDENTS TO ATTEND COLLEGE

BRAYLON EDWARDS PAYS FOR 100 STUDENTS TO ATTEND COLLEGE

Call former Michigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards what you will, but make sure you call him extremely charitable and a man of his word, too.

CBS Sports reports that Edwards, who was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2005, now wide receiver for the New York Jets followed through on a promise he made four years ago through his foundation.

In 2007, he promised 100 Cleveland students he'd pay for their college tuition -- a value of $1 million -- if they performed 15 hours of community service a year and kept a grade-point average of at least 2.5.

Well, they did. So he did.

Here's what Edwards tweeted: "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. Guys enjoy and embrace your new beginnings and remember your promise to me, to reach back & help someone else along the way."

Braylon Edwards Foundation Official Press Release     |      More Info On The Foundation

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Article by KIRKLAND CRAWFORD, The Detroit Free Press | Read full article here