When Braylon Edwards told a group of students in Cleveland hat he would give them each $10,000 if they graduated high school with a GPA higher than 2.5, many people thought it was just part of an inspirational speech. But Braylon Edwards is keeping his promise. The San Fransisco 49er is giving $10,000 to the 79 students who kept their end of the bargain.
Niner Nation reports that Edwards made the offer to 100 junior high students. Edwards said that if the students completed high school with a GPA higher than 2.5 and performed 15 hours of community service he would give them $10,000 for college. Out of the 100 students who were selected for the scholarship, 79 earned the money.
The SF Gate notes that Edwards made about $1 million last year, which means that nearly his whole salary will go to pay the scholarship funds.
NBC reports that Edwards isn’t stopping at the $10,000 scholarship either. Each kid also received a new laptop and basic school supplies.
Here’s a video about Braylon Edwards promise to 79 kids in Cleveland.
Edwards promise reminds me of an episode of “The Office” where Michael Scott has to pay up for a promise he made to a bunch of elementary school kids. Of course, things don’t work out so well for Scott’s Tots.