Richard Sherman sent out a challenge to a local high school student and that student accepted his challenge. The Seahawks cornerback challenged high school student Hershai James to improve her grades by providing her with an offer she couldn’t refuse. Sherman said that if James became an honor student during her senior year, he’d grant her a personally funded scholarship.
Let’s see what Twitter thinks of Sherman’s benevolent offer.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 28, 2017
— Daniel Robertson (@TheDanielLee3) May 28, 2017
This trend of celebrities paying their fan's tuition is dope and all, but it would be nice if college was affordable in the first place. https://t.co/vGKKs0dxoc
— David Tran (@rolemodel4kids) May 28, 2017
This is what sports media should be focused on! 👏👏 @RSherman_25
— Brad Jackson (@BJack50) May 28, 2017
— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) May 28, 2017
Great story! https://t.co/jsUpRVfvjA
— B Ziegler (@ZigtheEducator6) May 28, 2017
Richard Sherman > Michael Scott https://t.co/sc5ZJFbLMJ
— Levi Posen (@LeviPosen) May 28, 2017
Cool story. I can tell u firsthand the biggest challenge for a college education is $$. So hard. Well done by Sherman and Robinson. https://t.co/Vtj3JRKTK5
— Ian Furness (@IanFurnessSea) May 28, 2017
We need much more circulation of this story, and all stories like it, in all forms of media. https://t.co/zqlRL42sTl
— dsk1317 (@DavidScotKirk) May 28, 2017
— Michael Robinson (@RealMikeRob) May 28, 2017
Stand up guy...💯 https://t.co/qdaGC8vZnl
— Ike Taylor (@Ike_SwagginU) May 28, 2017
James upped here GPA to 3.0, and Sherman stated that he will honor his promise. After all the negative news that has been floating around Sherman these days it's good to see a heartfelt story like this come out about his amazing generosity. I wish more of our news would consist of stories like this instead of all the negative garbage we get bombarded with on a daily basis. Props to Sherman and the reporters who shared this story of reminding us that there still is some stand up citizens still out there in our world today.