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NFL Star Josh Cribbs

Delivers on $10,000

Baseball Promise

6/15/2012 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cleveland Browns superstar Josh Cribbs smacked one outta the park with college baseball fans ... 'cause he just came through strong on a promise to put $10k towards a fan road trip to the College World Series.

Cribbs -- who famously attended Kent State University -- was fired up when his alma mater finally earned a spot to play in the CWS in Omaha, Nebraska ... and wanted to make sure the stands were packed with Golden Flashes fans. 

So Cribbs put $10k of his own money towards a fan road trip from Cleveland to NE ... so 46 KSU fans could afford to make the journey. 

Josh's cash went towards a charter bus, food, shirts, tickets to the games and hotel accommodations -- and in the end, the fans only had to fork over an extra $150 each to cover the remainder of the bill. 

Cribbs -- who holds the NFL record with eight kickoff returns for touchdowns -- was there when the bus hit the road this morning (see video) and plans on flying out tomorrow after practice to see the Golden Flashes play their first ever game in the CWS.

It ain't gonna be easy for KSU -- they're all set to square off against a tough Arkansas squad in their first game.

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charlei harper    

Now that's giving back to the community and a very cool thing to do....and by the way...FIRST!!!!!!!!!!

861 days ago
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Kari    

Great story--and I hope they all have a great time in my home town! There is something magical about the CWS!

861 days ago
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parlayer    

it was stimulus money he got from obozo?? if a kitchen why not a road trip??

861 days ago
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Majestik    

Awesome, way to make a few everyday joes happy campers.

861 days ago
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snoopy2    

A wonderful gesture! Go Flashes (class of '80)!!!

861 days ago
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Kari    

To Charlie! Harper--I agree with your response to parlayer--WHAT is he talking about?

861 days ago
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jsidebo    

Cribbs is a great guy who gives back 2 his community and his school!

861 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

Pretty cool gesture by Josh. Kent State and Stony Brook seem to be the Cinderella stories of this year's CWS since they are North/Eastern schools

861 days ago
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Googie    

Unnecessary act of generosity, NICE.

861 days ago
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Who Knew    

Awsome, this is a real man.

861 days ago
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DaveT    

Cool beans.

861 days ago
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TwoScoops    

Very cool, way to go Josh. Nice to hear a story like this from a pro athlete these days.

860 days ago
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Carla628    

That's Great!! You have to give back. SWEET!!

860 days ago
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Dan L    

Being a KSU grad ('08) and having known the many exploits of Cribbs, it's good to see him actually stepping up and doing something selfless for once. I have to say it really does show how much you can turn your life around and start doing good for those who supported you in the past. Now if only we can get the KSU football team to start winning games! :p

859 days ago

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