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Troy Ave Starts Athletic Scholarship From Prison

attends Wrkng Title Fall 2014 press event at Manon on April 8, 2014 in New York City.

Troy Ave has a lot of making up to do. After allegedly shooting up Irving Plaza three weeks ago and giving the NYPD another excuse to discriminate against rap shows, he seems like he’s ready to give back to the people.

Troy’s lawyer Scott Leemon has confirmed that the Brooklyn rapper has started an athletic scholarship at New Utrecht, the high school he and victim/bodyguard Ronald “Edgar” McPhatter attended together. “When my son suggested [the scholarship] from jail I thought it was brilliant,” Troy’s mother told DNAInfo. “Edgar would love it, it’s such a good way to represent him.”

The scholarship will offer $2,000 to a chosen athlete, the first going to Gianni Penso. Penso is a defensive end who plans on attending Pace University with help from the scholarship.

He’s trying to make some sort of amends, that’s for sure.

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