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Braylon Edwards pleads not guilty to assault, faces civil suit

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.

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9 Responses to “Braylon Edwards pleads not guilty to assault, faces civil suit”
  1. Bill In DC says: Nov 18, 2009 6:53 AM

    Hey, Braylon is smart. If you’re going to hit somebody, you hit a small little guy who can’t hit bak. Why on earth would you hit Hulk Hogan instead?
    Makes perfect sense to me.

  2. Kevin from Philly says: Nov 18, 2009 9:30 AM

    Hey maybe the little dude said something REALLY out of line. It’s odd, but sometimes the smallest guys have the biggest mouths.

  3. Brohamma says: Nov 18, 2009 10:08 AM

    I don’t know what I find more pathetic. Edwards for hitting this guy or Bill In DC’s comment.
    Both are clearly “mental giants.”

  4. GoBrowns19 says: Nov 18, 2009 10:54 AM

    Why has there not been a story yet about how the Jets have tanked since they got Edwards. Weren’t they annointed Super Bowl champs right after that trade?

  5. Youngone says: Nov 18, 2009 11:09 AM

    Brohamma, why don’t you develop a sense of humor? Sounds like you are an “internet giant”

  6. Bill Cowher's Chin says: Nov 18, 2009 11:32 AM

    GoBrowns19, actually they were anointed Super Bowl Champs after their week 2 SB victory over the Pats (I wonder if this weeks Jets/Pats game will be the Jets Pro Bowl, since week 2 was the Jets SB?), lol, not too long before Kerry Rhodes declared that he could see his team going undefeated, because their defense was THAT good, hahahahahahaha

  7. Cmoney20 says: Nov 18, 2009 12:09 PM

    Lebron James is the biggest douchebag in the world. Im starting to think I should start a blog about it “Lebron James: The Human Douchebag”

  8. Bill Cowher's Chin says: Nov 18, 2009 12:28 PM

    # Cmoney20 says: November 18, 2009 12:09 PM
    Lebron James is the biggest douchebag in the world. Im starting to think I should start a blog about it “Lebron James: The Human Douchebag”
    ____________________________________
    5/5 with that comment…….

  9. Magnum says: Dec 18, 2009 12:21 PM

    bill in dc:
    when is bak a word?

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