In a legal proceeding that is usually fairly straightforward (unless the defendant is represented by Vincent LaGuardia Gambini), Jets receiver Braylon Edwards has pleaded not guilty to assault allegations arising from an incident that occurred only days before the Browns coach Eric Mangini re-opened the Tannenbaum pipeline.
Edwards was arraigned on Tuesday. Per WJW-TV, Edwards did not attend the session. The next court date in the case is December 22.
After the hearing, Edwards’ lawyer said, according to WJW, that Edwards is facing a civil suit for punching a friend of NBA star LeBron James.
“There was an argument and a fight, and it’s been portrayed that he
sucker-punched an individual. We deny that, and we’ll sort all of that
out through a court of law,” attorney Pat D’Angelo said. “Clearly, Braylon is not acknowledging that he just went up to
someone and punched them in the face for no reason.”
So, basically, Braylon went up to someone and punched them. But he had a damn good reason.
Complicating matters is that the alleged victim apparently has the physique of Steve Urkel.
“My friend is 130 pounds,” James said the day after the alleged incident. “Seriously. It’s like hitting one of
my kids. It doesn’t make sense.”
LeBron, don’t forget that you’re talking about the Browns. You know, the team you muse about playing for. Most things they do don’t make sense.