In the days before the Browns traded Braylon Edwards to the New York Jets, the team alerted the FBI about threats being made against the wide receiver.
Special Agent Scott Wilson said Saturday that the team contacted the FBI’s Cleveland office after the nightclub incident when Edwards was accused of assault.
“They were concerned regarding that incident,” Wilson said. “We had some conversations with the Browns about possible threats.”
Wilson said that there’s been no investigation into the threats, however. Edwards has been accused of punching Edward Givens, a friend of basketball star LeBron James, outside a Cleveland nightclub early on a Monday morning. Edwards was traded to the Jets a few days later, but not before James said that Edwards perpetrated the assault because he was jealous of the Cavs star.