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Jets will impose "appropriate disciplinary measures" against Braylon

The Jets talked tough earlier today about receiver Braylon Edwards.  It could be that their bark will have some bite.

G.M. Mike Tannenbaum said Tuesday that the Jets “will impose the appropriate disciplinary measures” against Edwards in the wake of his early-morning arrest for DUI.

The problem is that, technically, it’s not appropriate for the Jets to impose any disciplinary measures.  The labor deal places these matters within the exclusive jurisdiction of the league.  In theory, the team can do nothing. 

But if Edwards isn’t inclined to fight, it won’t matter.  And Edwards likely won’t want to compound the distraction he created by creating an even bigger distraction via an expedited arbitration aimed at forcing his way into the lineup for Sunday night’s game against Miami.

And even if he fights it, the time arguably has come for accountability.  Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com quotes an unnamed player who lashed out at Edwards.

“It’s ridiculous,” the player said.  “First, we have a program in place to prevent
this exact thing.  Second, he’s in a contract year and if he can’t keep
his nose clean this year, how about when he gets a new contract?  He has
money to call for a ride.

“It’s unacceptable because now his
teammates have to answer questions on that instead of focusing on
Miami.  Some people can’t handle a little
success. . . .  We just started putting that reporter stuff behind us, and
now this.  They should fine him to the max.  This is just stupid.”

It is stupid, and regardless of how it all turns out Edwards may have done more to help Santonio Holmes get a contract extension than Holmes could do in the 12 games he’ll play after his own suspension under the substance-abuse policy ends.

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  1. NoHomeTeam says: Sep 21, 2010 2:25 PM

    ESPNNewYork.com quotes an unnamed player who lashed out at Edwards.
    “It’s ridiculous,” the player said. “First, we have a program in place to prevent this exact thing. Second, he’s in a contract year and if he can’t keep his nose clean this year, how about when he gets a new contract? He has money to call for a ride.
    “It’s unacceptable because now his teammates have to answer questions on that instead of focusing on Miami. Some people can’t handle a little success. . . . We just started putting that reporter stuff behind us, and now this. They should fine him to the max. This is just stupid.”
    **********************
    Edwards’ fine should be deposited directly into this guy’s bank account . . .

  2. borg says: Sep 21, 2010 2:27 PM

    Whadda bout Woodhead…that little bastaad

  3. thegoldengod says: Sep 21, 2010 2:28 PM

    No Snack.

  4. robert ethen says: Sep 21, 2010 2:28 PM

    Edwards will be chained to the trainer’s table while Ines Sainz does a pole dance across the room.

  5. ravens53 says: Sep 21, 2010 2:31 PM

    Braylon, let me guess, the cop graduated from Ohio State.

  6. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Sep 21, 2010 2:32 PM

    No snack for him after naptime!

  7. 1up says: Sep 21, 2010 2:32 PM

    “Jets will impose ‘appropriate disciplinary measures’ against Braylon”
    Now lets go get a God Damn Drink!

  8. benh999 says: Sep 21, 2010 2:38 PM

    Let’s lay off Edwards. He was just at the tail end of marathon partying to celebrate making it through a game without a drop.

  9. MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: Sep 21, 2010 2:39 PM

    Make him wash out all the jocks for the next month.

  10. Citizen Strange says: Sep 21, 2010 2:39 PM

    Plan ahead and just hire a driver for the night or take cabs.
    — Or use the Jets drivers for players program when you are SOBER and just starting your evening. Have them pick you up at your house and take you out on the town. —
    Nobody makes good decisions when they are drunk.
    One last time for ALL NFL players and really everybody.
    When you are drunk is the exact worst posssible time to decide whether you are too drunk to drive.

  11. AlanSaysYo says: Sep 21, 2010 2:41 PM

    So now the Jets travel to Miami with no Revis and no Edwards? It’s almost like they’re TRYING to make this more difficult for themselves.

  12. Insomniac says: Sep 21, 2010 2:42 PM

    It’s the Patriots fault. They made him look like an All-Pro and he let it go to his head.

  13. bradinthecreek says: Sep 21, 2010 2:43 PM

    Always been a headcase.

  14. JoeSixPack says: Sep 21, 2010 2:44 PM

    Sounds like Woody Johnson is hoping and praying that they don’t see ANOTHER suspension of a player this season
    Rex Ryan’s hoping too since he’s the one who promised a Super Bowl – obviously not factoring in the number of his players who follow their coaches lead by acting before before thinking.
    While Goodell clearly favors the Jets in his decisions, the string of negative attention coming out of New Jersey (New York only has one NFL team) may make it difficult for him to look the other way this time.

  15. DoughBoyRAC says: Sep 21, 2010 2:44 PM

    Funny. He’ll find a way to blame the Cleveland Browns for this, too!

  16. Tom "Horse Toofs" Jackson SUX!!!!! says: Sep 21, 2010 2:44 PM

    Braylon should be suspended for that AWFUL TD celebration…… Hey Braylon, quit dancing like a stripper
    The only thing funnier than Braylon’s dance, was that fat shit Damien Woody demonstrating the dance for the Officials, in an attempt to get them to pick up the flag, LMFAO

  17. OJPimpson says: Sep 21, 2010 2:47 PM

    The excuses for the jets losing to Miami keep piling up. ” just wait til next time.. You’ll see ” . It’s getting old jet fans

  18. SomeFans says: Sep 21, 2010 2:47 PM

    He will not get his G!Damn afternoon snack…. what a joke of a franchise.
    He got drunk after watching Miamis corners intercept Favre so many times

  19. TheSleepness says: Sep 21, 2010 2:50 PM

    Edwards should be benched..zero tolerance for DUIS

  20. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Sep 21, 2010 2:50 PM

    Braylon will be suspended and the Jets will sign Matt Jones
    haha

  21. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Sep 21, 2010 2:53 PM

    Relax guys, he was thinking like a Dolphin so he can get in their heads and have a better game Sunday.
    In all seriousness though, I knew this guy was an idiot but this is a bit much. Braylon should be fined to the max. Maybe he’ll think next time he gets behind the wheel.

  22. ken hawk says: Sep 21, 2010 2:55 PM

    Send him to Detroit.
    That’ll teach him.

  23. Deb says: Sep 21, 2010 2:58 PM

    If Ryan can keep Santonio from shooting himself in the foot–figuratively speaking–once he gets off suspension, the Jets will quickly forget the name Braylon Edwards. We’d have lost Tone at the end of this season anyway because the Steelers wouldn’t have been willing to meet his price in contract negotiations. He has a history of substance abuse and domestic issues, but his on-field talent isn’t in question. Great route-runner, great hands, great footwork. Super talent.
    The best thing Rex could do for Tone and the Jets would be to close his Twitter account as soon as he returns. As that dimwit Lindsay Lohan just learned, breaking the law is bad–tweeting it to the world is moronic.

  24. Tom "Horse Toofs" Jackson SUX!!!!! says: Sep 21, 2010 3:05 PM

    I suppose, when you are the 2 time Defending Week 2 Super Bowl Champions, you deserve to get krunk, right?

  25. koch23jk says: Sep 21, 2010 3:06 PM

    The unnamed player is absolutely right on this one…finally a player points at another player and says “he has the money to call for a ride.”
    Just stupid, especially when they have a program in place to get their players home along with their vehicles if need be.

  26. Dapollock says: Sep 21, 2010 3:06 PM

    They should make him sit on Sanchez’s lap for the whole flight to Miami.

  27. MartinK says: Sep 21, 2010 3:08 PM

    Isn’t playing for the Jets punishment enough?

  28. NationalFelonLeague.com © says: Sep 21, 2010 3:11 PM

    What does Tony Dungy think?

  29. kingaling says: Sep 21, 2010 3:17 PM

    I’m shocked he didn’t drop the breathalyzer

  30. BBB82 says: Sep 21, 2010 3:17 PM

    He’s gotten aways with stuipd $hit for his whole life. He doesn’t know when to quit.

  31. pftfanboy says: Sep 21, 2010 3:27 PM

    i asked this somewhere else and didnt get an answer.
    did he get two taunting penalties in the last game, one for the TD and one for the 2 pt. conversion? that is a real problem if it is the case.
    thank you in advance.

  32. MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: Sep 21, 2010 3:27 PM

    # Smash33 says: September 21, 2010 3:15 PM
    That’s what you get for looking like a terrorist. Send that a**hole to Gitmo.
    ———————
    Actually none of the 9/11 folks had beards. Nor did homegrown terrorists Tim McVeigh or Terry Nichols.
    Can’t judge a book by its cover a**hole….

  33. gregjennings says: Sep 21, 2010 3:28 PM

    How about taping his eye lids open and making him watch videos of bloody children carcasses laying on the road due to drunk driving.
    What a POS. Makes millions and can’t turn to anybody for a ride. Worthless. If I were a Jets fan, I would want him kicked of the team.

  34. froggy says: Sep 21, 2010 3:32 PM

    He has to clean the kitchen at team headquarters after Rex Ryan heads down for something to tide him over.

  35. Rangenius says: Sep 21, 2010 3:33 PM

    The legal limit is far too low. He was ok to drive, get over it. Let’s go beat Miami baby!

  36. Jack Acid says: Sep 21, 2010 3:40 PM

    He’s lucky he didn’t Donte Stallworth and kill someone.
    These players have NO EXCUSES for this shit.

  37. Smash33 says: Sep 21, 2010 3:43 PM

    MACHINE GUN IBIZA says:
    September 21, 2010 3:27 PM
    # Smash33 says: September 21, 2010 3:15 PM
    That’s what you get for looking like a terrorist. Send that a**hole to Gitmo.
    —————– —-
    Actually none of the 9/11 folks had beards. Nor did homegrown terrorists Tim McVeigh or Terry Nichols.
    Can’t judge a book by its cover a**hole….
    They shaved them off so they would look more American dumba**

  38. steelkiller says: Sep 21, 2010 3:44 PM

    I think it’s a shame that the majority of people are wasting time talking about this pathetic person. And not talking about the good young WR in Denver.

  39. JaggedMark says: Sep 21, 2010 3:46 PM

    It really is stupid, sincerely, Donte Stallworth.

  40. reedhopps says: Sep 21, 2010 3:52 PM

    This is typical sports reporting from ESPN. Everything they quote is always officially released by some organization or new outlet, or it is from an anonymous player or source. This is such BS, I guarentee no one said those comments. ESPN sucks at reporting. Revis is reporting tomarrow, Cliff Lee is a Yankee and on and on and on. We have to stop believing all the stupid stuff these people at ESPN throw out there as fact. Braylon Edwards is supposively well liked in that locker room, I know people say this about a lot of people, but I have never heard of a teammate trashing this guy. Kerry Rhodes…what a JOKE. He is just pissed he is going to lose 10+ games this year, and was not good enough to start on the best pass defense not to mention overall defense in the NFL last year.

  41. smithopher says: Sep 21, 2010 3:52 PM

    @ JoeSixPack – do you go onto posts about the redskins and make stupid comments too? they don’t play in washington, they play in maryland. but, it is very close to DC, and since the price of real estate in cities is ridiculously expensive, they are still considered the washington team. now, you obviously haven’t been to the meadowlands, because NYC is immediately to the east, and you’d know that if you’d been there. how many teams are named after the state they play in? I can think of two off the top of my head right now (Tennessee and Minnesota), the rest of the NFL is named after the city it pays tribute to, in the Jets and Giants cases, NYC. its pretty bad, the number of people on this website who have no clue as to what they’re talking about.

  42. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 21, 2010 3:54 PM

    Next year the Jets can film “As the World Turns” instead of Hard Knocks

  43. Clevelander says: Sep 21, 2010 3:58 PM

    Don’t forget that he was the one that invited Donte Stallworth out drinking at 2 in the morning, getting him drunk before he hit and killed Mario Reyes. Sounds like he has a problem. Or the cop didn’t recognise his “New York essense”.
    And he should have been penalized for taking his helmet off while on the field after celebrating that touchdown Sunday.

  44. FireJerryJones says: Sep 21, 2010 4:08 PM

    Penalty will no doubt involve dinner and drinks with a reporter from Mexico.
    Why would the JETS be allowed to decide the discipline?
    Who’s running this League?

  45. JSpicoli says: Sep 21, 2010 4:15 PM

    Atomic Sit-up

  46. 8ball says: Sep 21, 2010 4:15 PM

    .
    Appropriate = 1 date with Roethlisberger.
    .

  47. william sizemore says: Sep 21, 2010 4:18 PM

    I can just hear the Miami secondary asking him if he wants another drink on every play, won’t take long before he explodes, they could trade him to Buffalo for there water boy, that should wake up his stupid ass, however there is no cure for stupid. Bill

  48. wtf_seriously says: Sep 21, 2010 4:22 PM

    OJPimpson says:
    The excuses for the jets losing to Miami keep piling up. ” just wait til next time.. You’ll see ” . It’s getting old jet fans
    ==============================
    What excuses? Miami fans are the only ones saying anything!! Jets fans are saying he should be suspended.
    Whiny ass bitches, I swear! What is your hang-up?? Why do you have such a hard on for the Jets and their fans? It’s getting stupid now. You whine that the Jets backed in to the playoffs last year, they didn’t deserve to be there, yet they beat two teams in post season with great records for their seasons and were just half of a football game out of the Super Bowl.
    Maybe the Miami Dolphins, should have kept your leads in all the games you choked on in Q’s 3 and 4 last year (Saints, Steelers, Texans, Bills, Falcons…) and YOU could have been where the Jets were. Right? Ever hear of sour grapes?
    The two games you won against the Jets last year? Both wins were by less than a touchdown, if I remember correctly.
    Miami, all we are seeing is your trash talking and the Jets fans jumping back in defense. You won TWO freaking games so far this season. It’s a little premature. You scored how many touchdowns—two?
    Dolphin fans, I crown you the whiniest, bitchiest, most-in-need-of-Midol fan base in the whole NFL. You are making fans of the remaining 30 teams HATE your team!
    Please…just STFU!!!

  49. SheHateMe says: Sep 21, 2010 4:29 PM

    I hereby declare Mr Edwards “Immoral Scumbag of the Week” Players (or anyone else for that matter) must not drink and drive. Or curse. Or think about sex. Or watch x-rated movies. Or spit in public. Or have fun. Or do anything I’m too ugly to do.
    Tony Dungy

  50. konaehukai says: Sep 21, 2010 4:30 PM

    Rangenius says:
    September 21, 2010 3:33 PM
    The legal limit is far too low. He was ok to drive, get over it. Let’s go beat Miami baby!
    ——————————————–
    Hands down the most idiotic comment of the day.
    He was fine to drive on what planet? Edwards blew a .16, Stallworth killed someone with a .126.
    Wow. I still can’t believe what a stupid comment that was. Someone like you should never breed. We have enough stupid people in this country. We don’t need any more.

  51. OJPimpson says: Sep 21, 2010 4:56 PM

    Ok so we beat the jets twice last year . The jets are 1-1 and fins are 2-0 .. We may ” only” be 2-0 but the jets are 1-1 and are about to be without mevis and b. (u.i.) Edwards . I don’t actually believe much of what I post on here but I love getting under the super bowl champions’ collective skin . They did win the super bowl right ?

  52. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Sep 21, 2010 6:41 PM

    @ wtf_seriously:
    WTF?! SERIOUSLY?!
    I don’t know if you checked lately, but the most hated fan base/team in the league is NOT the Dolphins. In case you missed it, the Jets own HOF QB said the Jets were losers.
    Trash gets talked on the Jets because they don’t know how to take a loss. Whenever the Jesters come up short, they IMMEDIATELY resort to excuse making and fact twisting (see Calvin Pace does not respect the “gimmick” wild cat and/or Rex “Double Chin” Cryan thinks that winning 2 out of 3 phases of the game should = a win).
    Jets fans bring it on themselves by being the most unreasonable, delusional fan base in all of football…save the Steelers. But they aren’t in our division, so we chose to call out the NJ Jets fans for what they are, a bunch of classless sewer dwellers.
    We’ll see this weekend, and then when all your Yetsers brethren come out en masse with whatever made up reason for the loss (Braylon, Revis, sun was in their eyes, etc…) I expect you to come on back and acknowledge the fact that the Yets fan base is completely ignorant.
    J – E – T – S – SUCK – SUCK – SUCK!!!!

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