CLEVELAND — In 2007, New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards told 100 high school students he would put them through any college of their choice if they completed 15 hours of community service and kept a 2.5 grade point average.
The students complied and, true to his word, Edwards will fulfill his promise. The good deed is expected to cost him around $1 million.
Over the weekend, 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.