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Jets weren't deterred by potential suspension of Edwards

In the whirlwind of nuggets and analysis in the wake of the signing of receiver Michael Crabtree and the trade of receiver Braylon Edwards from the Browns to the Jets, here’s a great point that has gotten lost in the shuffle so far.

Edwards still faces a potential suspension for punching in the face the Steve Urkel who hangs out with LeBron James. 

The Jets are smart enough to know that the issue won’t evaporate simply because Edwards has been traded, and we’ve heard some rumblings from our network of sources suggesting that there is a substantial degree of merit to Edward Givens’ claim that Braylon Edwards punched him in the face.

Our guess is that the Jets have assumed that the matter won’t trigger a suspension in 2009, and that the Jets have accepted the fact that they might have to deal with the situation in 2010.

But that’s a long way off — and Edwards might not even be playing for the Jets if/when a suspension is ever imposed.

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12 Responses to “Jets weren't deterred by potential suspension of Edwards”
  1. TFBuckFutter says: Oct 7, 2009 9:46 AM

    I wonder who he punches when LeBron signs with the Knickerbockers.

  2. chugs says: Oct 7, 2009 9:50 AM

    Isn’t the timing of this extremely weird (or coincidental)? On the very night Crabtree ends his holdout, the very same team that was accused of tampering & being in the young WR’s ear swings a deal (maybe because they knew their influence had waned?) for another talented & dopey player? Obviously, it’s all speculation, but you know…fun.

  3. Richm2256 says: Oct 7, 2009 9:51 AM

    All this proves is that the Jets and the Browns are both train wreck franchises. They are the Oakland Raiders on training wheels.
    Come on Jets fans, Edwards is gonna take you right to the Super Bowl! Oh wait, didn’t you already play that a couple of weeks ago?
    I can hear Rex Ryan’s next phone call to the season ticket holders:
    “Hi, this is Rex Ryan, Head Coach of the NYJ; we’ve got a hot new player who is really gonna knock your socks off, er, is gonna give us the punch we need, er….. just come out and really cheer for this guy, he’s gonna take us to the Super Bowl that we already played a couple of weeks ago, er…..”

  4. Ken1313 says: Oct 7, 2009 10:12 AM

    Nothing about Roger Goodell leads me to believe that he will wait until 2010 to suspend Edwards if he is indeed proven to have punched that guy in the face.
    The only question is whether the Cleveland court systems hear the case sooner rather than later.

  5. CtownBleedsGreen says: Oct 7, 2009 10:15 AM

    Apparently they weren’t deterred by his diability either.
    I know, it’s not funny to make fun of a guy with no hands.

  6. getlikeme says: Oct 7, 2009 10:15 AM

    This is just more proof that LeBron runs Cleveland.
    I guess it was either this, or those bricks that Braylon calls hands would have somehow ended up affixed to his feet as he went for a swim in Lake Erie…

  7. daffy87 says: Oct 7, 2009 10:18 AM

    Good move by Cleveland. Braylon is in the last year of his contract and I dont think anyone expected him to re-sign here. This way we at least get something rather than seeing him leave as a free agent and get nothing. He has been predominantly non-productive in his career here. Tons of potential, loads of mental issues. Now it’s up to the Jets to get him a long term contract, it would be terrible to give up 2 draft picks and 2 players for a guy you only have for 12 games. And Braylon wants BIG money.

  8. CtownBleedsGreen says: Oct 7, 2009 10:21 AM

    Also, when Braylon packs his hands into his bag for the trip to NYC, he’d better make sure Tatum Bell isn’t carrying them.
    Wait, maybe he wants that so he can have a real excuse rather. Which sounds better:
    A. “I just dropped the ball. Again.”
    or
    B. “Tatum Bell stole them out of my luggage.”

  9. Ken1313 says: Oct 7, 2009 10:24 AM

    # chugs says: October 7, 2009 9:50 AM
    Isn’t the timing of this extremely weird (or coincidental)? On the very night Crabtree ends his holdout, the very same team that was accused of tampering & being in the young WR’s ear swings a deal (maybe because they knew their influence had waned?) for another talented & dopey player? Obviously, it’s all speculation, but you know…fun.
    —————————————————-
    Excellent observation…..I wonder if Goodell sees the irony in that during his investigation

  10. MLA handbook says: Oct 7, 2009 10:27 AM

    What did Givens do to justify the “Steve Urkel” reference?
    You are so f’in tough, Florio.

  11. PimP JuicE MaN says: Oct 7, 2009 10:58 AM

    Richm2256 says: , don’t PATRI-CHEATS fans have a website of their own where they can hear wonderful comments from BILL- I CHEAT PACKED WITH INFORMATION ABOUT FOOTBALL SECRET ??
    SOUNDS LIKE YOU A LITTLE SCARED
    OF D-REX

  12. nssmith says: Oct 7, 2009 5:42 PM

    Congrats to Crabtree – Just picked up his jersey at a 50% discount at http://www.49ersMerchandise.com – Go 49ers!

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