He will complete his degree work the second week in July but will get his diploma during graduation April 29 at Michigan Stadium.“If I was to wait and graduate in July I would have to walk (for graduation) in December at Crisler; and I’m sorry, I didn’t play at Crisler,” Edwards said, smiling.The NFL offers a program that for each accredited year you play in the league — making an opening day roster counts as an accredited year — it will pay for a year of college.
While he had awards and a lucrative NFL career, Edwards did not have a Michigan degree.“I said, ‘All right, look, I’m 33, I’ve got to get back home,’ ” Edwards said. ”He moved back to West Bloomfield and paid a visit to Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel, who was in athletic administration at UM when Edwards was in school from 2001-04.“Warde just kept talking about getting that degree,” Edwards told The Detroit News recently over a pizza sandwich in the Michigan Union.
"I had a couple of drinks," Edwards told the arresting officer. What about if I just leave the car and take a cab and go home? In summarizing state law, police officials said aftermarket tints are illegal if cops can't see inside a vehicle.
" The night on the town had begun nearly nine hours earlier, with Edwards sitting behind a pair of cocktails at a Manhattan fund-raiser hosted by teammate Jerricho Cotchery. when cops stopped Edwards, 27, because of his tinted windows as he reached the intersection of W. Edwards said his last drink had come at a party about an hour earlier - just before last call.
"Once the matter is completely adjudicated, discipline will be imposed from the league," Tannenbaum said.
The flamboyant receiver had little to say after he was sprung.
People respect your foundation,’ but he said, ‘What’s next? He has an MBA from UM’s Ross School of Business and was athletic director at UConn for nearly four years before returning to his alma mater.“He could do a lot, but there are some things he can’t do without a degree,” Manuel said of Edwards. When we met I told him my hope would be knowing what options he wanted to consider the rest of his life, he would look into (returning), and we would help him and support him finish his degree. He was a student-athlete of mine, so it’s an important piece of what I’ve always emphasized.”Generational impact Edwards currently is taking four classes at Michigan and has an internship in the athletic department.