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Peppers Donates $250,000 to UNC Scholarship ProgramChicago Bears defensive lineman Julius Peppers has donated $250,000 to a University of North Carolina scholarship fund in what looks to be an attempt to help repair his damaged image.
This past week hasnât been too kind to the former Tar Heel. The Pro-Bowl defensive linemanâs college transcript was leaked on the UNC school website and many have questioned the rigor of Pepperâs education.
Per reports, Peppers never had a GPA higher than 1.95, but managed to get a 2.16 in his African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM) classes.Â Â The schoolÂ seems to acknowledge that these classes may have given an unfair advantage to athletes.Â The university even announced that it has launched an independent investigation into its AFAM program as a result.
In the wake of this report, Peppers now donates this quarter of a million dollars to the Light on the Hill Society Scholarship fund for African-American students.
A skeptic might say that Peppersâ la...
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