NFL star Braylon Edwards settled his slander lawsuit with a group of restaurant employees last month and has donated all of the money from that settlement to charity.
According to several sources the $14 million lawsuit was dropped last month after Edwards and his legal team reached an agreement with everyone involved.
The lawsuit went after a Detroit restaurant and several employees for slander and extortion from an incident in 2011 when they made allegedly false accusations against Edwards being involved in a fight at the local establishment. Those accusations claimed Edwards led to the loss of a $15 million NFL contract with a team that has never been disclosed.
With his new found cash in hand Braylon Edward setup a scholarship fun that will benefit 100 children.
Braylon, his legal team and everyone else involved in the settlement have refused to divulge final figures, likely because of a gag order which is fairly standard practice during and after a high profile case.
In the meantime Braylon Edwards is currently a free agent without an NFL team to call home. While the lawsuit may have pushed teams away from Edwards he hasn’t exactly been a model citizen, last summer the NFL star was arrested after driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).
Braylon wasn’t exactly the shining star of the San Francisco 49ers last season, catching 15 passes for 181 yards. Edwards has also spent time with the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets.
Are you impressed with Braylon Edwards’ scholarship donation or do you think he is simply trying to better his image for personal gain as he seeks out a new potential home in the NFL?