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Braylon Edwards Makes Good On Promise To Cleveland-Area Students

There are hated figures in Cleveland sports - Art Modell, LeBron James, Braylon Edwards.  All, for different reasons, have become vilified in the minds and hearts of Cleveland fans.  Edwards announced today, however, that he will keep a promis he made way back in 2007 when he was still a member of the Cleveland Browns - he's providing scholarships to 100 Cleveland-area high school students that are graduating and moving on to college.

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"As the 2nd most hated man in Clev. & a man of my word," Edwards said, "today I will honor a promise made to 100 students in Cleveland years ago.  The last of my Advance 100 students will graduate from my program and head off to college on scholarships that I will provide them with.  Guys enjoy & embrace your new beginnings and remember your promise to me, to reach back & help someone else along the way."

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Edwards, of course, is not the 2nd most hated man in Cleveland.  At best he's third, though Jose Mesa may give him a run for his money, along with John Elway.

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Anyway, a nice gesture by Edwards to keep the promise he made four years ago, and kudos to the graduating students as well.  Perhaps one of them can catch the football!

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.