1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Braylon Edwards gives nearly a year's salary to help students

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by bigpern23, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member


    Edwards promised a group of eighth graders years ago that if they graduated high school with above a 2.5 GPA and 15 hours of community service, he'd give them each $10,000 for college. Seventy-nine qualified and he lived up to the promise, doling out $790,000, plus laptops and other supplies to the students.

    His base salary this season is $1 million.

    He's screwed up plenty in his career, but this is a nice job by Edwards.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Well, he sure hasn't earned it this season.

    Kidding. Cool story.
  3. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    Two words:

    Scott's Tots

  4. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    What a great thing to do. Guess I'll stop ragging on him and start whispering under my breath to cheer for him despite his lack of production and frequent injuries.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    To bad that SI sportsman of the year balloting has closed.
    What a terrific story.

    Antonio Cromatie is doing something similar except with his own kids.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'll bet he thought he was going to be making a lot more money back when he made the promise.

    Good for him for following through...
  7. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Very cool stuff.
  8. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    I'd wager that Cromartie hasn't set aside $10 for his kids education.
  9. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    I dont know he's saving a lot of money by not buying condoms.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Glad to see him make good on this, since he's dropped the ball so many times in the past.
    Good on him.
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Good for him.
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I agree, but I think that makes the story all the better. And on top of that, I think more kids qualified for it than anyone could have guessed. He's giving up a much larger percentage of his income than I think he ever expected, but he's still doing it. He's coming through for these kids in big way.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page