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Old 12-23-2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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At 22 college campuses across the country, there are 79 students who may not otherwise be there if not for the generosity of Braylon Edwards.

As a Cleveland Browns rookie in 2005, Edwards announced he'd give $10,000 in scholarships to 100 area eighth-graders if they could graduate high school with over a 2.5 GPA and 15 hours community service. Of the 100 who were afforded the opportunity, 79 met the criteria and have begun their first year of college. Many are attending Ohio universities, but the schools represented spread across the country and include Harvard, Cornell and Johns Hopkins.

"Without this scholarship, I probably wouldn't be here," Bowling Green freshman David Gholston told ESPN's Rick Reilly.

Edwards and his mother developed the Advance 100 program as a way to give back. The way they saw it, they were blessed with Edwards' football abilities and felt the need to help out others with their good fortune. Though they didn't expect so many of the students to fit the criteria (only half of Cleveland public school students graduate high school), Edwards didn't shy away from his commitment. In fact, he increased it.

The 79 students were provided with laptops and other supplies to help them out when they arrived on campus.

"I'm supposed to give people a chance like I was given a chance," Edwards said.

Edwards hasn't played for the Browns in two years. He's a member of the San Francisco 49ers this season and is earning a $1 million base salary for the year, just about what he'll pay those 79 students he promised to help years ago.

Pretty cool thing to do.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
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I think most athletes do these type of charitable work but never receive the proper recognition or publicity.

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Old 12-23-2011, 10:38 AM   #3
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: Braylon Edwards story isnt getting much attention

However, if Braylon gets caught on camera having a heat of the moment argument with his QB over a mistimed route, it becomes an instant topic on sports networks.

"Braylon is a cancer......"
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:42 AM   #5
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Yet, if Braylon gets caught on camera having a heat of the moment argument with his QB over a mistimed route, it becomes an instant topic on sports networks.

"Braylon is a cancer......"
i don't think it's this kind of thing that has given Braylon a bad rep. He's done about 2,000 things you could point to. He's an ass.

That said this is a nice thing but the media isn't concerned with nice things (nor is this board, look at the OTC, there are no thread about good things, just threads about the end of the world and people predicting 1,000 ways it might occur).
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:20 PM   #6
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man kept his word
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:23 PM   #7
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I miss Braylon Edwards

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Old 12-23-2011, 12:43 PM   #8
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I miss Braylon Edwards



is that legit? damn look how high he is
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:45 PM   #9
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is that legit? damn look how high he is

I couldn't find a video of that game, but here's a video after they beat the Pats in the playoffs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNDMBhsVCW0
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The media would rather tear down an athlete than build him up.
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I miss Braylon Edwards
Glad my Niners have him on the team
Even though he's been injured this year.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:51 AM   #12
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Glad my Niners have him on the team
Even though he's been injured this year.
You really shouldn't be. Guy is worthless.
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Do any of these scholarships go to deserving European American kids?
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You really shouldn't be. Guy is worthless.

Huh? He was legit deep threat last year. Now that he's gone the Jets barely get any huge plays in the passing game.

Plax is a better red-zone threat, but Edwards is definitely more useful for the other 80 yards on the field.
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Huh? He was legit deep threat last year. Now that he's gone the Jets barely get any huge plays in the passing game.

Plax is a better red-zone threat, but Edwards is definitely more useful for the other 80 yards on the field.
i didn't get ditching Edwards at all. Basically, because he's a jerk Jets didn't want to pay him anything BUT...
1) They gave Holmes sick money, and if Holmes gets in trouble again he is going to be suspended A FULL YEAR under the league policy.
2) Let's say they didn't want too many malcontnents, and you need Holmes. They went and got Plax and Mason. Plax whines incessantly even when happy (or he just checks out) and Mason is a career complainer (says his own coach). But not Braylon?

It made no sense to me then, and i really think the receiver turnover hurt Sanchez.
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