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Braylon Edwards gets busted

Just as we were preparing to begin hurling superlatives at a self-described Super Bowl contender that began to start looking like one once they stopped talking about being one, receiver Braylon Edwards has provided an unwanted distraction with a DUI arrest.

According to Larry Celona of the New York Post, Edwards was arrested at 5:15 a.m. ET, and he blew a 0.16 percent blood alcohol concentration.  That’s twice the legal limit of 0.08.  (We got the head’s up from one of our friends at NBC, who heard the news while listening to Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on WFAN.)

Edwards remains in police custody.

The move comes less than a year after Edwards was arrested in Cleveland for assault.  He later pleaded no contest to the charges, and he was not suspended by the NFL.

With Edwards and Santonio Holmes both in their contract years and with the Jets likely to keep one and not the other over the long term, Edwards just made it a little harder for him to be the guy who sticks around.

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91 Responses to “Braylon Edwards gets busted”
  1. Jon says: Sep 21, 2010 8:47 AM

    Way to drop the ball.

  2. irishgary says: Sep 21, 2010 8:48 AM

    Typical Jet….. retarded

  3. Austskate says: Sep 21, 2010 8:50 AM

    As a Jets fan, this hurts. This is also completely alarming given the fact that he was boozing w/ Stallworth the night when he killed a guy while he was drinking and driving. You make millions of dollars a year. HIRE A DRIVER!!!

  4. chc36 says: Sep 21, 2010 8:50 AM

    4 game suspension for repeat offense, so sad, just as the jets O was starting to look decent. Bet they can’t wait for Holmes to get back

  5. iampats says: Sep 21, 2010 8:50 AM

    Too funny !!

  6. SBS0311 says: Sep 21, 2010 8:51 AM

    Based on your article about V-Jax from February 23rd of this year, it seems doubtful he’ll be suspended for a first time DUI offense. I suppose Goodell could make something up though, using the night club incident in Cleveland.

  7. Inter-Sanch-ion says: Sep 21, 2010 8:53 AM

    He was probably just hungry and going to get a goddamn snack!!!!!
    HAHAHAHAHA.
    Marshall is getting ready to eat some Cro’ on Sunday night.

  8. TheDPR says: Sep 21, 2010 8:54 AM

    I often wondered what kind of moron would be up at 5:15am when he didn’t have to be. Now I know.

  9. Resolution says: Sep 21, 2010 8:55 AM

    NYJ – good luck beating Miami this weekend. What a dumbass.

  10. hard left media says: Sep 21, 2010 8:56 AM

    The cops clearly planted that alcohol on his breath.

  11. MrMojoe says: Sep 21, 2010 8:56 AM

    At least he wont be dropping passes. This surely with help their SB chances….what a clown.

  12. Dolfan34 says: Sep 21, 2010 8:57 AM

    Hope the league cracks down on him and he’s out for the game this week against the Dolphins.

  13. hard left media says: Sep 21, 2010 8:58 AM

    “Hard Knocks” is now officially merging with “Lockdown” on MSNBC.

  14. dave says: Sep 21, 2010 8:58 AM

    trade for vj!
    oh wait……..

  15. 86postpattern says: Sep 21, 2010 8:58 AM

    If he couldn’t behave in Cleveland did you really think this punk could control himself in the Big Apple?

  16. chc4 says: Sep 21, 2010 8:58 AM

    5:15am? Nothing good happens at that time. These guys are so stupid.

  17. hard left media says: Sep 21, 2010 8:59 AM

    Maybe he just was following Santonio Holme’s twitter advice to a fan by “drinking the worst thing he could find.”

  18. BrownsTown says: Sep 21, 2010 9:03 AM

    I would ask why is he so stupid that he can’t hire a driver or call a cab, but then after seeing quotes from his parents over the last year, my question was answered.
    It couldn’t happen to a better guy.

  19. MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: Sep 21, 2010 9:03 AM

    What a surprise. This guy has always been an underachiever on the field but an overachiever in off the field problems…..

  20. argos says: Sep 21, 2010 9:05 AM

    That blows

  21. CaptainObvious says: Sep 21, 2010 9:06 AM

    Too many innocent people are dead because of jackoffs like him. Let him rot in jail.

  22. LebronJeremy says: Sep 21, 2010 9:07 AM

    He won’t get suspended.

  23. 100 no's and 1 yes still mean yes says: Sep 21, 2010 9:09 AM

    Doesn’t matter which one they keep they’re both idiots off the field Braylon however is an idiot on and off the field

  24. Free_Ryan_Leaf says: Sep 21, 2010 9:10 AM

    Stunning…he seemed like an upstanding young man. 5:15 am? Really?

  25. Just JTO says: Sep 21, 2010 9:11 AM

    J-E-T-S … Johnnie Walker, Evan Williams whiskey, Thunderbird, Smirnoff. LOL

  26. Dapollock says: Sep 21, 2010 9:12 AM

    He can’t catch a cab or a ball.

  27. andyprough says: Sep 21, 2010 9:12 AM

    Santonio couldn’t write himself a better ego-driven script – ride in on his white horse after 4 weeks to save the entire city of New York, LOL
    What a perfect landing spot for the ultimate “look-at-me” player. Good luck Jets, you and Santonio and Braylon deserve each other

  28. Zach says: Sep 21, 2010 9:13 AM

    6 games please

  29. Curtis Martin's HOF Speech says: Sep 21, 2010 9:13 AM

    Idiotic Edwards. Santonio is clearly the superior talent, he just needs to stay off the weed.

  30. Zero says: Sep 21, 2010 9:14 AM

    It was actually his second breathalyzer he failed; the officer made the mistake of letting Edwards hold it the first time; he fumbled it and it broke.

  31. cusoman says: Sep 21, 2010 9:16 AM

    “Bring him on,” Rodgers said, via Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “He’s a great player.”
    And by player, he means “drinking buddy”. The two of them can drive drunk down that street they renamed Aaron Rodgers St for a day last year. I mean, what else is there to do in Green Bay anyways? Braylon is a perfect match for that club and its fans. Please please “bring him on”.

  32. kbain78 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:16 AM

    Their droppin like flies! Gee will there be anyone left to show up in Miami on sunday? Go Dolphins!

  33. Ice22 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:17 AM

    I just don’t understand how guys with so much talent can be so dumb? Doesn’t he have enough money to use a car service?
    C’mon Braylon! We’re trying to do something pretty special this year! Get on board!

  34. WildBirdOffense says: Sep 21, 2010 9:17 AM

    He’s trash anyway.

  35. scooter7 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:18 AM

    Call it “the Joe Namath effect.”

  36. Hitman22 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:19 AM

    hahaha the YETS cant wait to jack stomp the paper champs sunday night

  37. Zaggs says: Sep 21, 2010 9:25 AM

    Committed a crime that might have killed someone, time for Bloomberg to make an example out of him.

  38. snowangel says: Sep 21, 2010 9:25 AM

    BrownsBacker1982 — Fifteen-yard penalty for “Taunting”.
    Gonna have to assess it on the kick-off!
    The arrest stands!
    I love it.

  39. Chris says: Sep 21, 2010 9:25 AM

    Don’t worry, it’s cool. He explained to the officers that he took a 5-Hour Energy.

  40. Charlie's Batch says: Sep 21, 2010 9:28 AM

    Fireman Ed loves hog

  41. SomeFans says: Sep 21, 2010 9:30 AM

    Typical jet…. stoopid.

  42. FinFan68 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:30 AM

    I doubt he gets suspended any time soon. First DUIs usually don’t but he was arrested before so he may get 1-2 games…just probably not for the next couple weeks.

  43. Politely Stoned says: Sep 21, 2010 9:33 AM

    Sorry Ice22 but the Jests will not be doing anything special this year or anytime in the Rex Ryan area, you New York fans need to realize this.

  44. Hugh Jorgan says: Sep 21, 2010 9:34 AM

    Braylon, you’re a dumbass! You had a great game on Sunday, and now this? Grow the eff up!!

  45. Mikebrown_suckit says: Sep 21, 2010 9:34 AM

    My father will be trying to sign him in the next few days. I know Bengal nation is smiling, because that should be 2 wr’s suspened in the same year. Couldnt happen to a better group of guys.

  46. SackExchange says: Sep 21, 2010 9:35 AM

    Long time Jets fan……just don’t like this guy…period
    selfish and low class….hard knocks showed me two things…santonio is a leader and very likable….Braylon is a selfish jerk

  47. Tiger Woods Owns You says: Sep 21, 2010 9:38 AM

    And the wheels bring to fall off week 3…
    The circus in NY is great hahah
    The next headline “Rex Ryan arrested for breaking into a candy store at 5:15am”

  48. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Sep 21, 2010 9:38 AM

    @dapollack…one of the funniest ever on here.
    excellent joke.

  49. BMOREBALLBUSTER says: Sep 21, 2010 9:38 AM

    These J*E*T*S are certainly 24/7 entertainers! You ALL live up to our
    expectations… in other words, we don’t have any! Stay CLASSY J*E*T*S!!!!!

  50. BBB82 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:39 AM

    Wow, you think he would have learned after his buddy Stallworth’s accident. What a moron.
    That must be that New York essence he keeps talking about!

  51. realitypolice says: Sep 21, 2010 9:41 AM

    Austskate says:
    September 21, 2010 8:50 AM
    As a Jets fan, this hurts. This is also completely alarming given the fact that he was boozing w/ Stallworth the night when he killed a guy while he was drinking and driving. You make millions of dollars a year. HIRE A DRIVER!!!
    ====================
    That was my thought exactly. (the driver part, not the jet fan part) I don’t make anywhere near what most of these guys are making, yet if I’m going out drinking, I always make sure my transportation home is taken care of. I don’t understand why in the hell these guys insist on driving themselves home.
    Christ, even if you’re not planning on getting drunk, isn’t it more fun to go out in a limo?
    86postpattern says:
    September 21, 2010 8:58 AM
    If he couldn’t behave in Cleveland did you really think this punk could control himself in the Big Apple?
    ======================
    Maybe he’s not used to living in a city that keeps sports in perspective. He probably expected it to be like Cleveland, where if he got pulled over for DUI, he would just take a picture with the cop and then the cop would drive him home.

  52. minnesconsin_ad says: Sep 21, 2010 9:42 AM

    cusoman, what are you smoking? the rodgers quote was about marshawn lynch, not braylon edwards. i’m pretty sure the packers are all set at WR with 5 guys who would be in the top 3 on almost any team in the league, not to mention a dynamic TE as well.

  53. Chiefs2010 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:44 AM

    If you’re a multimillionaire why are you driving at 5:30 AM.. what a waste of life this guy is..
    Who enjoys the risk of driving bombed ….when he could just get a limo/cabride/helicopter taxi..
    Some of this guys are just preternaturally stupid and are bad people that will eventually fail in life and/or be bankrupt..
    Grow up.

  54. BlitzDorsey says: Sep 21, 2010 9:46 AM

    Braylon is a clown.

  55. Dixon29 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:47 AM

    The worst thing is that he was drinking with Donte Stallworth the night that Donte struck and killed Mario Reyes with his vehicle. Come on Braylon, put down the booze.

  56. Black QB White RB says: Sep 21, 2010 9:47 AM

    “Still in police custody.”
    I got news for ya….if he blew a .16 at 5:15 AM, he’s still in custody because he’s still bombed!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a moron….Momma always said- the only things you’re doing when you’re out after midnight are the things you ain’t supposed to be doing!!!!!!!
    If everyone went home by 12, you could lay off 2/3 of the cops in America. And people like Edwards would just perform and get rich and live happily ever after.

  57. kev86 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:47 AM

    still awake and driving at 5:15am leads me to believe he did some blow too. Just a hunch.
    He can have Plaxicos cell at Rikers when he gets out.

  58. NarDawg says: Sep 21, 2010 9:48 AM

    It isnt his fault. He’s innocent. This whole thing was the result of Ohio State fans who dont want him to succeed because he went to Michigan.

  59. mattcasselback says: Sep 21, 2010 9:50 AM

    He was tipsy of Sour Apple Pucker trying to get to Best Buy to buy a Justin Bieber cd. typical
    J-E-T-S

  60. Barius Maximus says: Sep 21, 2010 9:50 AM

    cusoman says:
    September 21, 2010 9:16 AM
    “Bring him on,” Rodgers said, via Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “He’s a great player.”
    Umm, that quote was in reference to Lynch coming from the Bills to the Pack after Grant went down with a season ending injury. Had nothing to do with Edwards. Just sayin….

  61. Stillerfan says: Sep 21, 2010 9:53 AM

    “he was not suspended by the NFL”
    This statement better change real soon. If not, the owners and the NFLPA need to look long and hard at running GODdell out of office. His inconsistent punishments are that of a complete idiot.
    And don’t worry, if Mr. Edwards gets suspended, Holmes will do something stupid also. They’ll be without either one by Halloween.

  62. CHIEF ZEE says: Sep 21, 2010 9:56 AM

    Damn he’s stupid.

  63. Nyjets31 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:59 AM

    Remember Ronnie Brown got a Dwi in the offseason and his ass is still playing ,doesn’t the league wait until his day in court before Goodell drops hammer,if this is the case he wont see a courtroom until next March ,so I dont think this will effect his playing this season ,but with it being a contract year for him and likely he was in a competition with Holmes for that contract ,if he’s sitting on a suspension beginning next season ,he’s already lost that competition…to bad he was starting to look like the guy in 07 who had 16 Td’s

  64. mattcasselback says: Sep 21, 2010 9:59 AM

    He was tipsy of Sour Apple Pucker trying to get to Best Buy to buy a Justin Bieber cd. typical
    J-E-T-S

  65. Chiefs2010 says: Sep 21, 2010 10:01 AM

    kev86 says:
    September 21, 2010 9:47 AM
    still awake and driving at 5:15am leads me to believe he did some blow too. Just a hunch.
    __________
    Definitely. Gorilla Fingers were out.

  66. akconfidential says: Sep 21, 2010 10:01 AM

    Catch a cab??? This guy couldn’t catch a cold!

  67. navspex says: Sep 21, 2010 10:05 AM

    Another prima donna bites the dust….you can take the douche bag out of Michigan, but he’s still a Michigan douche bag.

  68. sacdaddy says: Sep 21, 2010 10:07 AM

    5am?? Man nothing good happens at that time of night. Even if you’re getting buns that’s usually gonna happen by 4am or you just tap it in the morning.

  69. mattcasselback says: Sep 21, 2010 10:11 AM

    He was tipsy of Sour Apple Pucker trying to get to Best Buy to buy a Justin Bieber cd. typical
    J-E-T-S

  70. www_smoothdaddyride_com says: Sep 21, 2010 10:17 AM

    even if he didn’t get pulled over, what kind of disrespectful pos is that drunk just a few hours before he has to show up to his place of work?

  71. FinsUp says: Sep 21, 2010 10:18 AM

    At 5:15 monday morning, the Dolphins receivers were just getting to the gym for a good workout before film session and practice. I’m just sayin’.

  72. baznyc says: Sep 21, 2010 10:22 AM

    He was pulled over, because his car’s windows were *too* tinted. He’s a talented player, but he’s just a bonehead. To me, as a Jets fan, forget the suspension… just release him. Selfish players, like Braylon & Revis, no matter how talented they are, just kill teams.

  73. Hyper21 says: Sep 21, 2010 10:25 AM

    so w/ a possible suspension will the JETS: get back L.Coles or have Clowney step up?

  74. Hugh Jorgan says: Sep 21, 2010 10:35 AM

    Florio, Kenny McKinley of the Broncos died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was just 23 years old, and well-liked by his teammates.
    RIP, Kenny.

  75. CaptainObvious says: Sep 21, 2010 10:38 AM

    So, I guess the NY cops were Giants fans?

  76. Stillerfan says: Sep 21, 2010 10:41 AM

    NYJets31: really? When was Big Ben’s day in court?

  77. recent says: Sep 21, 2010 10:53 AM

    This is Braylon Edwards we are talking about.
    Obviously these charges will be dropped.

  78. ErikInHell says: Sep 21, 2010 10:54 AM

    This must be the “new york essense” he was talking about.

  79. Calir says: Sep 21, 2010 11:02 AM

    You is dumb Braylon. Better call up the lawyer for Paris Hilton.

  80. Nyjets31 says: Sep 21, 2010 11:32 AM

    Stillerfan says:
    September 21, 2010 10:41 AM
    NYJets31: really? When was Big Ben’s day in court?
    ………………………………………………………………………………..
    The rule is set for that off substance abuse arrest ,Ben didnt fall into that catergory…

  81. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 21, 2010 11:50 AM

    “Jon says:
    September 21, 2010 8:47 AM
    Way to drop the ball.”
    BWAHAHAHAHA!! Awesome.

  82. FireJerryJones says: Sep 21, 2010 11:54 AM

    Celebrating their Super Bowl win in NY.

  83. silverdeer says: Sep 21, 2010 11:55 AM

    If he got his degree from Michigan they should ask for it back. Apparently, he cannot even comprehend the whole drinking and driving concept. Something that even my 9 year old easily understands. The worst part of it is that he was pulled over in Manhattan for crying-out-loud. You cant swing a dead cat in Manhattan without hitting a private car or a cab.

  84. slizz says: Sep 21, 2010 12:13 PM

    I know i’m late to comment, but I hope Cleveland takes action and doesn’t pull a Gerald Poindexter on this case.
    God forbid something like Mario Reyes happened b/c he was too arrogant to obey the law.

  85. NFLchick says: Sep 21, 2010 12:25 PM

    What a piece of work this Jets team is under Rex Ryan – a bunch of spoiled, entitled, immature idiots.

  86. TFormation says: Sep 21, 2010 1:05 PM

    Chiefs2010 says it best:
    “If you’re a multimillionaire why are you driving at 5:30 AM.. what a waste of life this guy is..
    Who enjoys the risk of driving bombed ….when he could just get a limo/cabride/helicop ter taxi..”
    I cannot understand why a guy who has a $40 million contract does not hire a driver when he goes out drinking.
    Seriously, Braylon. You can afford a driver. A taxi. A limo. A guy with a rickshaw.
    Stupid.

  87. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Sep 21, 2010 1:21 PM

    Hey guys, relax. He was just getting ready to play the Dolphins.

  88. Stillerfan says: Sep 21, 2010 1:35 PM

    NYJets31: ok…still alot of inconsistency for punishments

  89. smithopher says: Sep 21, 2010 2:34 PM

    @ Inter-Sanch-ion, revolution,
    the jets will own the dolphins sunday night, cromartie is gonna eat marshall alive (cromartie covered moss very well on sunday, if you guys didn’t happen to see) and tom brady was forced into two INTs and a sack/fumble, all on the way to losing the game. I was there, sitting 17 rows up from the field… I know all about it. henne and marshall are no brady and moss, I’m not sweating this.

  90. cusoman says: Sep 22, 2010 12:17 AM

    Heh, yeah… I’m not sure how I got those 2 players mixed up, sorry ’bout that one :P

  91. MrMojoe says: Sep 22, 2010 8:20 AM

    At least he wont be dropping passes. This surely with help their SB chances….what a clown.

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