Posted by Andy Benoit
Braylon Edwards might be best known for his mistakes – and deservedly so. But the Jets free agent wide receiver is also one of the most charitable players in the NFL. On Tuesday, Edwards followed through on a promise he made to provide $1 million in tuition for 100 Cleveland students. It was called the ADVANCE 100 Program, an educational initiative established by the Braylon Edwards Foundation in May of 2007.
As part of the program, the students had to commit to 15 hours of community service annually and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
“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,” Edwards tweeted. “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.”
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