He paid for a bunch of Cleveland kids to go to college. "As the second most hated man in Cleveland..."
Braylon Edwards does something cool
...love when people do things like this. Pay it forward. Good for him.
Lebron's marketing team is taking notes.
Giving needy kids $1 million in scholarship would destroy LeBron's dream of being a billionaire
Actions speak louder than words.
He was following up on a promise he made to the kids in 2007 while playing for the Browns. Each of the one hundred kids gets a $10000 scholarship. He kept that promise even after he was traded. Way to go Braylon!!!
I live in the Cleveland area. The top two hated people here are LeBron and Art Modell. I realize that Modell's duplicity was in 1995 (right after I moved here), but I am still not certain that he isn't number 1 over LeBron.
Edwards is hardly thought of at all. Calling himself the second-most hated is, unfortunately, another example of his oversized ego.
I'm glad for the kids he is sending to college. I have no reason to think the gesture isn't sincere, and I loved Edwards playing at Michigan, especially that 3OT game against the Spartans. (I also have fond memories of watching his father play.) However, I would prefer if Braylon could tone down the self promotion and narcissism.
I too have had issues with some of Braylon's behaviors. But give the man his due, this was first rate. Well played, Mr. Edwards.
Hats of Mr. Edwards!
What happens in Scranton is supposed to stay in Scranton.
Instead of college tuition you can get laptop......cases!
For God's sake. The guy just gave away $1 million of his own money to help 100 kids go to college. He made a little joke about his contentious time in Cleveland, he wasn't seriously claiming that Clevelanders constantly think about him. Lighten the fuck up, Francis. You really need to criticize him now?
[Edit - this was supposed to be in response to Wave83]
He's come along way since he tackled me in the South Quad-West Quad snowball fight in 2003. Great to hear he's representing what a Michigan Man is. Even better what he's doing for those kids. Best of luck to Braylon this season. Keep up the good work.
Haha, THAT was you that essentially got bodyslammed? I was on the West Quad side for that fight, and we talked that night about how having the athletes on our side was beneficial, specifically mentioning that kid who Braylon pile drove lol
In1987 (December) as freshman me and my crew participated. And it was about the sickest coolest coolest thing I've witnessed. The original flasmob. Hundreds of kids on each side hurling snowballs Bd iceballs in the middle of studying for exams. People were maimed if not killed. Of course S Quad dominated as always. The next year we were ready as sophs. We stockpiled snowballs on the other side of the building, readied trays from the cafeteria as shields, and music was pipedin from our window (mostly queen as I recall) and we of course destroyed the hapless nerds of west quad. One of the top memories at MICH so THANKS for giving me a reason to call them up again!
Haha I saw that too! I was just telling someone yesterday how W and S quad would have a snowball fight and Braylon leveled some guy
I bet there are 20 people who claim to be the guy who got bodyslammed - in any case, it was an amazing moment and a great story.
I won't say I was the one that got slammed, but there was a push of ~10 honors hall kids that foolishly sprinted across with ammo in hand, only to realize that Braylon, Marlin, et al were waiting for us. There was a scrum...might have been Marlin that knocked me over and as I started getting back up to sulk over to the pathetic SQuad side I noticed a Nike reciever's glove with a black #80 written on the wrist.
I still have the glove - totally worth it.
"I've made a lot of empty promises in my life... but this was by far the most generous."
Good by Braylon, and I respect him for keeping his word.
BTW, Braylon was at the Oakland County Track Championships tonite with his dad, Stan. Held at Milford H.S., he stayed for quite a while talking to fans and watching the action. I asked him about Coach Hoke and he said that he expects great things from Michigan football in the future; but quickly added "but I support anybody who coaches at Michigan".
he said that, he's come off so badly lately in things he's been doing. With all of the negative comments I love when people are respectful to RRod, loved when Hoke mentioned him first when introduced and thanked him.
Braylon has done and said some pretty stupid things, that's pretty much as I remember him in Ann Arbor. How can anybody forget the terminally dry Coach Carr saying, "Braylon and I aren't on the same page." What he continues to show though that he's at his core a good guy. Here's hoping he will soon make the stupid things a permanent part of his past.
Out of curiosity, what scholarship have you given to the University of Michigan?
The relevance is that you sound like a jackass criticizing the motives of someone who just donated $1 million to help kids go to college. Hope that clears things up.
Hey Mr. Edwards whatcha gonna do whatcha gonna do make our dreams come true!
Scott's Tots was one of my favorite episodes. The show is never going to be the same