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. Yahoo
When I first read this article I was waiting for the part where Edwards couldn’t afford to help out 79 children with their college tuition. But unfortunately it never happened. Edwards went through with his promise, and actually did something extremely commendable. Still, the whole financial crash and burn part would have really made this story a lot better. I’m very disappointed this didn’t mirror Michael Scott’s situation.