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NFL Star Braylon Edwards

Settles Slander Lawsuit

and Donates Money to Charity

4/22/2012 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NFL star Braylon Edwards just settled a slander lawsuit that he claimed cost him a $15 million NFL contract -- but he's being magnanimous about it ... and donating his settlement money to charity, TMZ has learned.

The former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver filed a $14 million suit against a Detroit restaurant and several employees for slander and extortion back in 2011... claiming their false accusations about him being involved in a bar fight cost him a HUGE contract deal with an NFL team.

Edwards reached a settlement with everyone involved and dropped his suit last month. Sources close to Edwards tell TMZ he was happy to put an end to the matter because he wants to take this time to focus on football instead. Edwards is currently a free agent. 

According to our sources, Edwards took the settlement money and established scholarships for 100 kids. 

Perhaps to load up on good karma ... 'cause ya know ... he's technically unemployed.


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bah    

All the stories involving people of color are negative or have negative a connotation. TMZ is notorious for that... Where the F__K have you racist that keep complaining about too many blacks on TMZ been for the last 4 or 5yrs. LOL, you dumb racist don't even know when something is trying to make you look less evil by putting the focus on someone else. Well... I guess being racist and having commonsense probably doesn't go hand in hand.

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Hollywood Kev    

This brother did a wonderful thing for the community. Very wonderful story!

811 days ago
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