The New York Jets wide receiver is picking up the college tuition tabs of 100 Cleveland high school students, according to The Washington Post. Edwards is keeping a promise he made to the students in the “Advance 100” program in 2008, when they were in the eighth grade. The former Cleveland Brown, in an apparent reference to LeBron James, tweeted over the weekend, "As the 2nd most hated man in Clev & a man of my word, today I will honor a promise made to 100 students in Cleveland years ago." Edwards’ arrangement with the students required each to complete 15 hours of community service and maintain a 3.5 GPA, in addition to demonstrating good conduct and avoiding unexcused absences. The students' tuitions are estimated to cost about $1 million.
The comedian went digital Friday with the launch of his own website featuring his standup routines. JerrySeinfeld.com will be the home for video of nearly every recorded comedy performance given by Seinfeld - more than 1,000 clips. He told The New York Times that being able to relay original ideas to an audience is one advantage of putting his content on the Web. "Why would I talk to a TV executive at this point, and ask them what they think? If I have this idea for a TV show, I can just put it up on the internet."
The Hampton University president and his wife are donating $1 million of their own money to the school in order to raise salaries for its teaching staff. The raise will be effective at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. The money will be used as an incentive for faculty members who receive grants, publish research articles or provide significant service to the university.