Richard Sherman makes good on promise of college scholarship

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Here’s how it’s properly done, Michael Scott.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made a promise to provide a college scholarship to a girl he met last year, if she sufficiently improved her grades. She came through, and so has Sherman.

As explained by Wes McElroy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sherman will make good on his vow to Varina High School graduate Hershai James.

The promise was made last year, and honored this year, at an event organized by NFL Network’s Michael Robinson, a former teammate of Sherman’s in Seattle. Robinson combines a Celebrity Waiter Dinner and a Football Camp to benefit the Excel to Excellence Foundation.

“It goes back to knowledge is power and if you have knowledge you’re going to be as powerful as you ever want to be,” Sherman said. “Nobody stops anybody from reading and educating themselves. Mike [Robinson] is only trying to empower these kids to be everything that they can be and if we can help with that with our presence, with our [autographed] jerseys [to be auctioned], with our words, we’ll do everything we can.”

For Sherman, it also ended up being money out of his pocket. Though no one is disclosing how much he’ll pay, it was enough of a carrot to inspire Hershai James.

“When my senior year began, I definitely had the scholarship in my head as motivation,” James said. “Having something to look forward to helped. It’s like saying my hard work and dedication had paid off.”

Given that Memorial Day weekend typically generates a negative headline regarding an NFL player who finds trouble (or vice-versa), it’s good to have something like this to tip the balance the other way.

23 responses to “Richard Sherman makes good on promise of college scholarship

  1. Given that Memorial Day weekend typically generates a negative headline regarding an NFL player who finds trouble (or vice-versa), it’s good to have something like this to tip the balance the other way.

    First, I will admit I give kudos to Richard Sherman for doing this, very cool of him and good job by her.

    Second, the bold copied text…perhaps instead of saying “negative headline regarding an NFL player who finds trouble” it should be more like something to do with Kaepernick and yet another team not willing to bring him in? Just a thought. Maybe I’m wrong, but I doubt it.

  2. Second, the bold copied text…perhaps instead of saying “negative headline regarding an NFL player who finds trouble” it should be more like something to do with Kaepernick and yet another team not willing to bring him in? Just a thought. Maybe I’m wrong, but I doubt it.

    Don’t second guess yourself. You’re definitely wrong. As usual

  3. I hate to piss on someones good achievement, but it’s obvious that Sherman needs some positive PR right now. He needs to give scholarships to an entire graduating class if he hopes to erase the stain he’s caused over the last 8 months or so.

  4. mackcarrington says:
    May 28, 2017 7:09 PM
    I hate to piss on someones good achievement, but it’s obvious that Sherman needs some positive PR right now. He needs to give scholarships to an entire graduating class if he hopes to erase the stain he’s caused over the last 8 months or so.

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    Are you that much of an idiot, and have that much of a miserable life that you have to despise someone that you don’t know that much? So you’re saying a promise that he made to a student a year ago is a just PR for his actions over the last 8 months. Which I may say he been like he’s entire career.

  5. mackcarrington says:
    May 28, 2017 7:09 PM
    I hate to piss on someones good achievement, but it’s obvious that Sherman needs some positive PR right now. He needs to give scholarships to an entire graduating class if he hopes to erase the stain he’s caused over the last 8 months or so…

    Well… I hate pass on your comment, but Richard made this promise close to a year ago, as she had to go to her senior year in HS and then Graduate and then collect, so, NO, it wasn’t a PR move, but yes, it was good timing.

    js

  6. Good person doing this for someone that otherwise could never afford to pay for college. God bless him for helping this young lady. Pretty cool IMO

  7. spartanlegend says:
    Don’t second guess yourself. You’re definitely wrong. As usual.

    Suck it fool! It was a rip on all the pro-Kaepernick stories we’ve had to digest of late. You couldn’t comprehend that though because most spartanlegends never went to class.

  8. How come you guys don’t mention Le’Veon Bell’s $750,000 donation to his high school to upgrade their football field?

  9. mackcarrington says:
    May 28, 2017 7:09 PM
    I hate to piss on someones good achievement…
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    LMAO no you don’t

  10. taeh324 says:
    May 28, 2017 7:37 PM
    mackcarrington says:
    May 28, 2017 7:09 PM
    I hate to piss on someones good achievement, but it’s obvious that Sherman needs some positive PR right now. He needs to give scholarships to an entire graduating class if he hopes to erase the stain he’s caused over the last 8 months or so.

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    Are you that much of an idiot, and have that much of a miserable life that you have to despise someone that you don’t know…
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    I can ask the same of you. You seem to despise me and you don’t know me at all. And where do I say iI despise Sherman? You just want to spew hatred on someone. I’m glad I could give you a target.

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