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Jets keep talking tough about Braylon

Though the New York Jets have declined to do anything that would render receiver Braylon Edwards unavailable for Sunday night’s showdown with the Dolphins (after all, they’d like to actually win the game), they continue to verbally condemn the actions that resulted in his DUI arrest.

“Embarrassment would not be the way I’d characterize it,” owner Woody Johnson told reporters on Monday, per Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.  “I think it’s more sad rather than embarrassed.  I’m sad for
him.”

Johnson then summarized for reporters his message to Edwards:  “This is not acceptable, Braylon,” Johnson said.  “I’m disappointed.  You let yourself down and you let your team down.”

Johnson also explained that the Jets insist on full confidentiality from the service they’ve hired to give players rides, if they’ve been drinking any amount of alcohol.  “If they tell me who the name is, I’m firing the service,” Johnson said.  “I
don’t want to know.  But if you have one drink, you should not be
driving.  Half a drink, don’t drive.  Drink liquor, don’t drive.”

The Jets still intend to dress Edwards for Sunday’s game, but they’re apparently milking the situation for full its strategic worth by not disclosing any information to the world (and thus the Dolphins) regarding the extent to which Edwards will or won’t play.

“I don’t have anything to add, it’s as simple as that,” coach Rex Ryan said, per Cimini, regarding Edwards’ playing time.  “Nothing’s changed.  We’ll make that decision when it’s time to make that
decision.  I’d rather focus on other things.”

Johnson also disputed the idea that Edwards is getting off easy.  “He’s losing a lot more than [his starting role],” Johnson said. “He’s
been accused of a serious [offense].  He’s got a serious ticket in front
of him.  If proven guilty, it’s a serious taint on his record.  He’s going
to be a free agent. If convicted, that’s not going to be helpful.  He’s
got a heavy load in front of him.”

That’s fine, but some would say there also should be a sanction imposed by the team for the damage Edwards has done to the Jets for creating the latest unwanted distraction in a season already chock full of them.

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  1. BBB82 says: Sep 23, 2010 9:55 PM

    If nothing else, they should make him shave that stupid beard.

  2. cunn9305 says: Sep 23, 2010 9:57 PM

    blah blah blah …………………………………….

  3. smiley says: Sep 23, 2010 9:58 PM

    If Edwards plays in the game isn’t Woody’s statement a little hypocritical? Just sayin’.

  4. mikeopp says: Sep 23, 2010 10:00 PM

    Jets are worried about their showdown with the Jets? Hmm

  5. boomtownrat25 says: Sep 23, 2010 10:00 PM

    This “punishment” is an absolute joke. The Jets have absolutely no class if they play Edwards sunday night. Someone smokes pot at home and gets at least 4 games; someone gets drunk and drives around, endangering lives, and “he’s not starting.” What a world.

  6. dawgpoundgee says: Sep 23, 2010 10:00 PM

    Though the New York Jets have declined to do anything that would render receiver Braylon Edwards unavailable for Sunday night’s showdown with the Jets (after all, they’d like to actually win the game),
    So the Jets have a showdown with the Jets. Huh?
    They say if you have a million monkeys typing at a million typewriters, one would eventually write the great american novel. Keep at it Florio.

  7. mikeopp says: Sep 23, 2010 10:01 PM

    Jets are worried about their showdown with the Jets? Hmm
    Oh maybe he meant Miami

  8. BigBear123 says: Sep 23, 2010 10:01 PM

    Should ask Aiello if the league is investigating so he can copy and paste one of his standard lines.
    As with other players Goodell’s usual idea is to wait until the criminal case runs its course before he drops the hammer. Considering past behavior issues 2 games would seem suitable.
    The Jets know this, plus the issue of the judge in Ohio sticking it to him for a probation violation. She is merely waiting for a guilty plea so when she smacks him with the maximum punishment allowed it will look acceptable.
    Unless Braylon can postpone his NY court time until after the season he is quite possibly looking at missing the second half of the season.
    ———————->
    If Edwards is convicted on his DUI charge, or pleads no contest, he likely will be subject to the league’s personal conduct policy and face a possible suspension, a league source clarified late Monday.
    Edwards currently can only be disciplined under the league’s substance abuse policy, in which he faces a maximum fine of $50,000 under terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
    However, Edwards’ misdemeanor disorderly conduct conviction in Ohio stemming from his altercation outside a Cleveland nightclub in October resulted in a previously undisclosed fine of his first game check of an estimated $200,000, even though he was not suspended by commissioner Roger Goodell, the source said.
    A conviction or no contest plea to DWI likely would be viewed as a second violation of the personal conduct policy, a league official said.

  9. Cro-Mags says: Sep 23, 2010 10:03 PM

    Woody is too starstruck with these players.

  10. GreenAsGrass says: Sep 23, 2010 10:05 PM

    Yeah well guess what, he’s a rental for the Jets anyway. Jets will use him for a few more weeks until Holmes comes back.
    Nowhere is it written that the Jets must sit the guy or suspend him. And most of the other teams in the NFL would do EXACTLY the same.
    Play hard Braylon and help the Jets beat the Fish.

  11. President Florio says: Sep 23, 2010 10:08 PM

    Wonder what Mike Francesa thinks about this?

  12. aec4 says: Sep 23, 2010 10:10 PM

    If Joe the office worker gets a DUI, does he get fined at his job? NO.

  13. kravon says: Sep 23, 2010 10:10 PM

    Only AFC teams the Jets have a winning record against is Texans, Bengals, Dolphins, Patriots.
    An impressive 4-21 all-time versus Steelers and Ravens.
    Never forget who you really are.
    Kravon
    PFT Senior Toxicologist

  14. mr_snrub says: Sep 23, 2010 10:12 PM

    Maybe Braylon just realized that way more sober drivers kill people every year than drunk drivers and thus he decided to be part of the solution rather than the problem.

  15. sixburghrules says: Sep 23, 2010 10:14 PM

    What is it with the [ ] in these reports? Are they supposed to replace quotes? My papers in college would have been D- if I wrote like that!

  16. huthutHUT says: Sep 23, 2010 10:16 PM

    They’ll keep talking tough until Santonio Holmes returns from suspension. THEN they might consider doing something.

  17. MrHumble says: Sep 23, 2010 10:17 PM

    Johnson also explained that the Jets insist on full confidentiality from the service they’ve hired to give players rides, if they’ve been drinking any amount of alcohol. “If they tell me who the name is, I’m firing the service,” Johnson said
    ———————————————–
    What an asinine statement (like everything that comes out of the Jests camp). I guarantee you that Woody Johnson WOULD FIRE the service if they didn’t report to him everything the players do, where they go, who they hang with, when they fart, etc………information is power and NFL team owners didn’t get where they are today without “information”.

  18. rjwill says: Sep 23, 2010 10:17 PM

    showdown with the Jets??

  19. fearthewopr says: Sep 23, 2010 10:21 PM

    Can someone explain why Goodell hasn’t issued a suspensions? Maybe I missed that…

  20. fatalist says: Sep 23, 2010 10:27 PM

    Make him shave off that ridiculous looking Taliban beard between drinks.

  21. Mighty B says: Sep 23, 2010 10:27 PM

    Woody Johnson said taint!

  22. Vikadontis Rex says: Sep 23, 2010 10:28 PM

    As a fantasy owner of Edwards, I dont think what he did was wrong…………………………

  23. rk says: Sep 23, 2010 10:33 PM

    You were all over the Dolphins for not doing anything to Ronnie Brown in the off-season when he had his DUI right Florio? Yeah that’s what I thought.
    Why not just come out and say you have no journalistic integrity?

  24. n0hopeleft says: Sep 23, 2010 10:34 PM

    The leader of an organization is accountable for putting the right people in the right places.
    You wanted an immature, narcissistic teammate.
    YOU GOT HIM!
    (and you knew it when you signed him)

  25. thejetsman says: Sep 23, 2010 10:34 PM

    Why should johnson punish himself not only would he have to pay him 350 grand to sit the bench all game (wish I could drive drunk and get off from work and get 350 grand at the same time) but it would hurt the team ontop of it. Which could hurt him even more financially. It doesn’t make sense for him to set a new precedent when no ther team does there own punishment besides pit (holmes) and the jets with abraham. Besides punishing him now could also keep the league from punishing him again if they feel it was enough. Him having a suspension looming is gonna hurt his value more then getting 350000 to sit home which sounds less like a punishment and more like winning the lottery.

  26. Sharky says: Sep 23, 2010 10:35 PM

    Woody Johnson said “taint” and “heavy load” in the same interview. And his name is Woody Johnson.

  27. william sizemore says: Sep 23, 2010 10:36 PM

    The U has a 24-3 lead over Pitt with about 10 minutes to play, they are wearing orange, and so will the Dolphins, the Jets need to worry about Karma. Bill

  28. 90ragtop says: Sep 23, 2010 10:40 PM

    ” some would say there also should be a sanction imposed by the team for the damage Edwards has done to the Jets…”
    *********************
    I say we start by cutting off that hideous beard.

  29. NFLMMAfan says: Sep 23, 2010 10:44 PM

    If the Jets play the Jets, will the Jets win or will the Jets win? Maybe a tie? Must be Florio’s “legal-ease”!
    “Though the New York Jets have declined to do anything that would render receiver Braylon Edwards unavailable for Sunday night’s showdown with the Jets (after all, they’d like to actually win the game),”

  30. SBS0311 says: Sep 23, 2010 10:46 PM

    Can you please tell me the team that benched a player following a DUI or DWI involving alcohol (don’t quote me the Holmes thing), ESPECIALLY when it’s the first offense by that player AS A MEMBER OF THAT CURRENT TEAM. But that’s not even so important.
    Kareem McKenzie
    Ronnie Brown
    Joey Porter
    All DUIs. McKenzie on a Thursday before a Sunday game. Brown/Porter this offseason.
    NO PUNISHMENTS. Why are the Jets supposed to take more of a stand than their direction competition in the division and their NFC counterpart?
    Answer me that, if you please.

  31. Raider Pride says: Sep 23, 2010 10:47 PM

    “Johnson also explained that the Jets insist on full confidentiality from the service they’ve hired to give players rides, if they’ve been drinking any amount of alcohol. “If they tell me who the name is, I’m firing the service,”
    Please… Expand on this.
    Did Johnson hire a driving service that had Bourne Identity like agents watching and following him, in a clandestine under cover surveillance mode to make sure he and all other teammates did not drive?
    Is Johnson saying that.. if the skilled former skilled secret agent failed to stop Braylon from driving he is going to fire the secret agent service? The C.I.A. ? The F.B.I.? Home Land and Security? mi5?
    He is going to fire the service? Who was the service he hired?
    I do not get it.

  32. twan7272 says: Sep 23, 2010 10:49 PM

    Though the New York Jets have declined to do anything that would render receiver Braylon Edwards unavailable for Sunday night’s showdown with the Jets
    I think you mean a showdown with the Dolphins, your working to hard Florio.

  33. Rob0729 says: Sep 23, 2010 10:51 PM

    So Woody Johnson would fire a limo driver for talking about players they take home drunk, but won’t fire an arsehole player who drives drunk, gets arrested for driving drunk, and shows no remorse the next day and is flippant with the whole situation. When did Woody Johnson become Al Davis – “Just win baby!”?

  34. gothamgreen says: Sep 23, 2010 10:58 PM

    There have been 13 DUI’s this year by NFL players.
    As far as I am aware, not one received any punishment from their organizations whatsoever, except for Edwards.
    9/21/2010 Braylon Edwards N.Y. Jets WR Arrested on suspicion of drunken driving around 5:15 a.m. in New York. Blood-alcohol content reportedly 0.16.
    9/3/2010 Fili Moala Indianapolis DT Arrested, charged with drunken driving, speeding, after being stopped at 2:30 a.m. Blood-alcohol content measured 0.15.
    8/8/2010 Gerard Lawson Cleveland DB Arrested, charged with DUI after hitting parked car. Sheriff deputies said he left scene of accident. Pleaded no contest in plea deal. Received punishment of 20 hours of community service, one year probation, 72 hours of “alternative to jail program,” six months suspended license.
    7/3/2010 Quinton Ganther Seattle RB Arrested on suspicion of DUI in Sacramento.
    7/1/2010 Chris Simms Tennessee QB Arrested, charged with driving while intoxicated with marijuana in New York.
    6/13/2010 Ray McDonald San Francisco DL Arrested on suspicion of DUI in San Mateo County. He reportedly was driving 94 mph in 65-mph zone.
    3/27/2010 Joey Porter Arizona LB Arrested on suspicion of DUI in Bakersfield. Also accused of assaulting police officer and resisting arrest. Dropped for lack of evidence.
    3/19/2010 Ronnie Brown Miami RB Arrested on suspicion of DUI near Atlanta after being pulled over for changing lanes without signaling. Blood-alcohol content of .158.
    3/13/2010 Spencer Havner Green Bay TE Arrested in California on suspicion of DUI after motorcycle accident around 2:45 a.m.
    2/20/2010 Will Allen Miami CB Arrested, charged with DUI about 3:30 a.m. in Miami Beach. Breath tests showed blood-alcohol content at .152 and .167.
    2/19/2010 Byron Westbrook Washington CB Arrested on suspicion of DUI just before 2 a.m. in Maryland. Acquitted.
    1/29/2010 Rey Maualuga Cincinnati LB Arrested on DUI charge in Kentucky after hitting a parking meter and two parked cars with his 2003 Pontiac. Pleaded guilty, blood-alcohol-content of .157, suspended sentence of seven days in jail, $350 in fines, two years probation, fined two game checks by NFL.
    1/1/2010 Taj Smith Indianapolis WR Arrested on suspicion of DUI after being pulled over at 3:24 a.m.

  35. Peester15 says: Sep 23, 2010 11:06 PM

    How about a reality check Woody..You have an immature coach in “King Hippo”…you signed a guy who wont play for you until after wk 4 for substance abuse (Holmes). A locker room issue on top of it. Go Figure!!!

  36. jimmy_b says: Sep 23, 2010 11:06 PM

    Braylon Edwards is a punk. Hel’ll continue to be a black eye for who ever he plays for. Time to grow up Braylon.

  37. WTE says: Sep 23, 2010 11:09 PM

    It’s just Woody being Woody.
    And Rex being Rex.
    And Braylon being Braylon.
    And the Jets being the Jets…..
    High School Sophmores.

  38. DG0122 says: Sep 23, 2010 11:12 PM

    way to come down hard on him woody- tell him how disappointed in him you are…that’ll teach ‘em!

  39. twan7272 says: Sep 23, 2010 11:12 PM

    Those stupid looking hats he always wears must be affecting his brain, Hey woody, Bret Favre called, he wants to know why you washed his hat?

  40. DARTH 0BAMA says: Sep 23, 2010 11:13 PM

    Hehe…he said taint…hehe

  41. PARavensJeff says: Sep 23, 2010 11:16 PM

    Blah, Blah, Blah – All talk no action, why don’t they just shut up? Why do you & the rest of the media keep giving them this platform to say a lot of nothing & do nothing alot?

  42. Richm2257 says: Sep 23, 2010 11:18 PM

    Fans fed up with this B.S. can send the Jets and Roger Goodell a strong message:
    Boycott watching the telecast this Sunday night.
    The low ratings will send the message loud and clear.

  43. jcjets says: Sep 23, 2010 11:18 PM

    He’s really not a game changer so I don’t see it as that big of a deal either way, but he’s one of the best receivers the jets have, so in that sense it is..
    I’d be fine with them not playing him but I seriously doubt it’s going to teach him a lesson that the stallworth situation couldn’t. They have to pay him regardless and so sitting him only hurts the team Further. Teams rarely sit a guy over a DUI. Giants didn’t with McKenze last year and the Dolphins didn’t with Ronnie Brown. This whole thing has blown up because of the hype surrounding the team. Either way jets beat Miami on Sunday!

  44. 8ball says: Sep 23, 2010 11:21 PM

    .
    Thanks Woody ! For the longest time I’ve been worrying about losing my house, car, job, and health insurance.
    No more ! Now I only worry about Braylon’s “heavy load”.
    .

  45. Richm2257 says: Sep 23, 2010 11:22 PM

    Rob0729 says:
    So Woody Johnson would fire a limo driver for talking about players they take home drunk, but won’t fire an arsehole player who drives drunk, gets arrested for driving drunk, and shows no remorse the next day and is flippant with the whole situation.
    ————————————————-
    Post of the year.
    People need to remember that while this is Edwards’ first DUI, it came while he was ALREADY ON PROBATION.

  46. JoeSixPack says: Sep 23, 2010 11:23 PM

    What’s all the confustion about?
    The policy is clear: Just don’t be drunk on game day.
    I’m sure Woody would REALLY put their foot down then. But driving? That’s cool.

  47. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Sep 23, 2010 11:25 PM

    As a Fin fan, I really would like to see this jack hole deactivated.
    As a rational and intelligent thinker (which is 99% of the reason I could never be a Jets fan), there is no motivation, other than pleasing the likes of Florio, to take any action against said jack hole.
    The punishment will come when the proceedings are concluded. That’s how it works, and that’s how it’s fair.
    P.S. Fk the Jets.

  48. n0hopeleft says: Sep 23, 2010 11:28 PM

    SBS0311 says:
    September 23, 2010 10:46 PM
    Can you please tell me the team that benched a player following a DUI or DWI involving alcohol (don’t quote me the Holmes thing), ESPECIALLY when it’s the first offense by that player AS A MEMBER OF THAT CURRENT TEAM. But that’s not even so important.
    Kareem McKenzie
    Ronnie Brown
    Joey Porter
    All DUIs. McKenzie on a Thursday before a Sunday game. Brown/Porter this offseason.
    NO PUNISHMENTS. Why are the Jets supposed to take more of a stand than their direction competition in the division and their NFC counterpart?
    Answer me that, if you please.
    ___________________________________
    NOPE… You got us.
    Except the fact that not too long ago, he punched a 130lb man in the face in Clevland.
    Just ask “The King”.
    Those two incidents combined should have him picking splinters out of his ass for the next 2 weeks.

  49. Zaggs says: Sep 23, 2010 11:31 PM

    “SBS0311 says:
    September 23, 2010 10:46 PM
    Can you please tell me the team that benched a player following a DUI or DWI involving alcohol (don’t quote me the Holmes thing), ESPECIALLY when it’s the first offense by that player AS A MEMBER OF THAT CURRENT TEAM. But that’s not even so important.
    Kareem McKenzie”
    Simple. Kareem McKenzie was truly a first time offense, as in the first time he was ever in legal trouble. Edwards was already under probation in another state, and has several speeding violations on his record (like 120 in a 65). Also I’ve noticed in researching the incident with McKenzie all it says was that “he was over the legal limit” which to me sounds like he was barely over the limit (he was pulled over for cutting through a gas station), edwards was at twice the legal limit.

  50. DolfanJ28 says: Sep 23, 2010 11:38 PM

    Let’s all be honest, the NFL is a big business. Why would the Jets bench a wide receiver that they hope will show a return investment, especially in a big game? After dropping the ball in week 1, and somehow pulling off a “W” late in the game week 2, they need all available weapons for the Dolphins in week 3.
    I bet Edwards will face puishment conviently after week 3…….
    As former president Bush once said, “Strategery.”

  51. bleedsgreen says: Sep 23, 2010 11:39 PM

    florio what would make you happy? sit him in chains on the sideline the rest of the season? you and francesca are the only ones milking this story. lets see what the team does with brickhands on sunday then you two can yap about it all next week.

  52. LuvThatDirtyWatah says: Sep 23, 2010 11:43 PM

    Anybody else tired of the Jets talking tough about anything and everything? I sure am.

  53. Truth Injection says: Sep 23, 2010 11:51 PM

    This is a clear example of the agenda-driven media erecting one standard for the Jets and another for the rest of the league.
    I am not aware of any team that has deactivated a player following a DWI but before a conviction.
    Doesn’t happen.
    Yet the Jets are supposed to handicap their team to set an example that no other team has followed. Worse still, they’re supposed to deactivate Edwards before he faces a team that has a laundry list of similar infractions, including Ronnie Brown’s DWI.
    This is a joke. Dress him. Play him. Start him.

  54. Laxer37 says: Sep 23, 2010 11:58 PM

    “Jets keep talking tough about Braylon”
    ——————————————
    Talking is what the Jets do best.

  55. spiritof66 says: Sep 24, 2010 12:02 AM

    Cincinati east: Give me your druggies, your criminals, your morally bankrupt masses.
    The NFL should set up a special unit at Riechers Island for work release players on the Giants and Jets.
    As for Woody he is just another spineless turd owner that talks out of his a$$. Woody just admit it your a gang leader. Screw you and your pack of degenerate scum. Can’t wait to see the crimes Santonio Holmes will commit upon his return.

  56. vman0626 says: Sep 24, 2010 12:12 AM

    to all the braylon / jets apologists on here…. this creep was out partying and in the car with stallworth when he killed someone by dui. this creep has a drug conviction. this creep has a domestic violence conviction. this creep is on probation.
    a sane, objective individual cannot possibly provide any rational reason to justify why this scumbag should play sunday night. have you ever seen the carnage caused by a drunk drivers? what kind of message does this send to the culture? how can anyone defend this?????

  57. daddy_lover says: Sep 24, 2010 12:15 AM

    That beard is horrible

  58. Twiz says: Sep 24, 2010 12:27 AM

    I know Lord Florio won’t answer this, but I’ll ask it anyway…….
    Being an attorney, you should be the first to be jumping on the fact of innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
    I am not saying Edwards is innocent, but lets pretend he fights it in court and somehow wins. Don’t you think it is possible that if the Jets take ANY action against him whatsoever, that is just opening themselves up to a lawsuit?
    Figure it out……..

  59. NarDawg says: Sep 24, 2010 12:29 AM

    Florio, dont overlook the fact that Edwards is still on probation from his fracas with Lebron’s midget friend last year. I’m no lawyer, but I’m pretty sure that drinking, much less getting arrested for DUI is a violation…..

  60. exactlyright21 says: Sep 24, 2010 12:48 AM

    How can Jet fans even argue this??
    Especially: SBS0311

  61. AlphaQ2 says: Sep 24, 2010 1:00 AM

    “Oh my god, I’ve got a grey hair. Dude look at this, do you see a grey hair?” As he stairs at himself in the mirror while trying on scarves.
    he plays for the pink team…

  62. jjared1101 says: Sep 24, 2010 1:36 AM

    “Johnson also explained that the Jets insist on full confidentiality from the service they’ve hired to give players rides, if they’ve been drinking any amount of alcohol. “If they tell me who the name is, I’m firing the service,”
    Please… Expand on this.
    ——————-
    Agreed. Please elaborate on this subject, Mike. I know not everyone appreciates your non x’s and o’s analysis, but this has my head all twisted up in a pretzel. I GOT A PRETZEL IN MY HEAD!

  63. Rezen says: Sep 24, 2010 2:35 AM

    Err, who would say a sanction by the team should be applied to Braylon Edwards?
    The fans? perhaps.
    You/PFT? perhaps.
    The Jets? perhaps.
    The fact of the matter though, is that (according to your own words) that no discipline can be meted out by the team under the current CBA. So why even acknowledge something that legally can’t be done at all? Unless, of course, you’re just trying to stir up a hornets nest. Which is exactly the modus operandi of PFT.
    And why I hate it, and love it at the same time. Bastards.

  64. redscare says: Sep 24, 2010 2:39 AM

    @SBS0311 – you ask,
    “Why are the Jets supposed to take more of a stand than their direction competition in the division and their NFC counterpart?”
    In other words, “why should I have principles when other people around me have no principles?”
    If you don’t know the answer to that question, I’m not sure there’s help for you.

  65. TheToolofTools says: Sep 24, 2010 3:14 AM

    let’s be honest… deep inside Braylon Edwards doesn’t give two shits what the Jets or Johnson or Ryan or anyone else think.
    He is a Mrs. Gump “stupid is as stupid does” award winner.
    He thinks people are picking on him.
    He is a Diva Baby.
    A punk ass who just keeps sliding by.
    He cannot be trusted to make good decisions and his apology is disingenuous.
    Grow the hell up Braylon before you totally trash a huge pay day… AND THAT WILL BE YOUR FAULT.

  66. beachbum70 says: Sep 24, 2010 5:39 AM

    Well there are a few small differences in the matters of comparing Mr. Edwards alledged DUI and Ronnie Brown’s. Mr. Browns was his firts offence, as for Mr. Edwards his would be his second offence in less then 12 months, also being arrested also violates his parole. On e happenned during the off-season, when the players are actually unpaid (so technically not actively employed) and the other right after a win IN season. Please understand Drinking and driving is horrible, its stupid, immature, dangerous and shows a lack of personal control and also often people who drink and drive or do drugs for that matter have issues of inferiority.
    Any way, the Jets did not suspend him because they want to try and win the game, which in a way I do understand. edwards will sit out the first 2 series or more, but as soon as the Fins get a lead, he will be put right back in. And finally the Jenkins loss to IR is very good for the Fins,(but I do hope you get better soon Mr. Jenkins), simply because our weakest link on the O-line is our new rookie center. Go Phins

  67. phillyfinsfan says: Sep 24, 2010 5:47 AM

    If convicted, the players should be suspended for four games, INCLUDING Ronnie Brown. These guys have enough money to go out and have fun and not have to worry about getting home safely. If you blow a .16, you’re hammered. They’ll never get it until there are severe penalties.

  68. Buck Stallion says: Sep 24, 2010 5:51 AM

    Awesome post Sharky!

  69. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Sep 24, 2010 6:08 AM

    Talk is cheap. Show some stones and park Edwards’ New York ‘essence’ on the bench. If it costs you some wins (highly doubtful with this a-hole) maybe fans will demand accountability from the organization for the embarrassment it’s currently advertising in the media. Win with class.

  70. Brakadamaas says: Sep 24, 2010 6:16 AM

    Ahem…..this is the team that signed Santurdio…..nothing will be done. Nothing, zip, nada.

  71. TheDPR says: Sep 24, 2010 6:38 AM

    A proffesional athlete putting alcohol into his body is like a nascar driver putting diesel fuel into his engine. Stupid and unprofessional.

  72. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Sep 24, 2010 7:03 AM

    Woody, time for you to go by the name Woodrow.
    Woody doesn’t go right when you say someone you met with has got a load in front of him.

  73. Nsblend says: Sep 24, 2010 7:24 AM

    World is full of haters. Braylon Edwards, a man with “character issues”, has been nothing but a great teammate since hes been a Jet. He doesnt complain for the ball. Doesnt throw players under the bus, including his young QB. Braylon shows up and plays on Sundays most importantly. When was the last time Sanchez or Rex had something bad to say about his commitment to the team.
    One DUI and everyone wants to hate this man. He didnt crash, he didnt shoot his leg. No harm, no foul. There was no practice/ team function the next day. Get over it already, let the legal process run its course. Its not like hes acting like Rothelsberger. I mean, he is human.
    So what if he punched Lebrons friend in the face. Were you there? Do you know the facts of the situation? If I had a pair of STONE HANDS like Edwards, Id walk around punching people in the face too.

  74. GRpatriot says: Sep 24, 2010 7:29 AM

    Braylon”punk”Edwards is an ass. I just hope Darius Butler recalls the slapdick receiver the next time they play???
    Any questions about Braylon were answered on the field vs. the Patriots! Maybe, one of the Fin corners will drill him in the head ala Eric Smith?

  75. Steeler-lady says: Sep 24, 2010 7:40 AM

    Braylon isnt innocent by a long shot.. they already released his B.A.L .. he was caught behind the wheel.. ON PROBATION!!!!! Yall acting like hes this perfectly innocent young man who just made a poor decision. Sheeshhhh………
    TruthInjection .. I do know a team who sat their star WR after he was caught with weed in a traffic stop..Tomlin sat Holmes ass when he got caught.. they didnt wait on hearing.
    Seems to me the Jets and the NFL has different rules to different players and teams… its a disgrace to the NFL. So when do all the cries for Braylon to enter some sort of rehab??? Considering both his charges now involved alcohol?? (for the slow ones,hes got an assualt charge against him in Ohio)
    Ben never got charged in a crime.. hell they didnt even have a probable cause to bring him in.. hes suspended.. but Braylon gets a DUI while on PROBATION and NOTHING????????? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. DisturbedShifty says: Sep 24, 2010 7:49 AM

    Edwards will play this weekend. He will probably sit out the first series and then be put back in.
    There will be no suspension until the League has had to to review it. At which time you can expect a 1 to 4 game suspension. There is the possibility that he violated his parole from the assault charge in Cleveland. And if that is the case he will probably get more than a four game suspension, in which case look for the Jets to trade/release him.
    This is pure speculation on my part, but sounds the most logical in MY OPINION.

  77. go_ninja_go says: Sep 24, 2010 7:52 AM

    “He’s going to be a free agent. If convicted, that’s not going to be helpful.”
    I’m just glad the focus is on what’s important here.
    Mark Twain once said, “Character is who you are when no one is looking.” Braylon and the Jests are sure showing what their character is.

  78. TikiPowerdJetsFan says: Sep 24, 2010 8:06 AM

    @jjared1001
    Please… Expand on this.
    ______________________
    It’s actually a rather simple concept. Johnson hired a driving service that will bring any player home for no charge. Now Johnson doesnt care what they did that night as they are all over 21 and legally drinking. Its called trusting them to be responsible and providing them with the means to do so. See its possible that many players could go out drinking and partying, then use the service and not have any repercussions because they have the legal right to do so.

  79. ravenfan820 says: Sep 24, 2010 8:07 AM

    again to the jets fans who are defending this……He should be in jail….you should hope he never drives down your street drunk when you kids are outside playing….. and before you all start on Donte Stallworth or Ray Lewis, both should have served harsher sentences…..this is not about a stinking football game…it is about public (yours and mine) safety

  80. promichael says: Sep 24, 2010 8:09 AM

    The Jets and their entire organization need to just shut up and play football.

  81. Jack Burton says: Sep 24, 2010 8:11 AM

    They will cave after talking tough, look at Revis island. The inmates run that asylum.

  82. Steelers Defense says: Sep 24, 2010 8:24 AM

    This is how the Steelers handled Santonio Holmes after police caught him with small joint. Coach Tomlin told Santonio Holmes, AKA TOKER, to stay away from the team all week and would not dress or play against the Giants. By doing nothing the Jets agree with “.16’s” drunken behavior. I’m glad to see the EDWARDS CANCER continues to grow throughout the team. I agree with 90ragtop , I say we start by cutting off that ,TERRORIST LOOK ALIKE, hideous beard.

  83. Kryptonite says: Sep 24, 2010 8:31 AM

    Somebody call the Waaaaaaaaahmbulance! You all can suck it up an watch us dominate this division. Cheating Pats kicked to the curb, Fish next.
    Braylon just lost millions next year.. who knows, maybe we re-sign him real cheap now. Get used to it, the JETS are going to be talented team for a long time.

  84. robert ethen's inflatable girlfriend says: Sep 24, 2010 8:45 AM

    # Sandra Lee’s Cans says: September 24, 2010 6:08 AM
    “Win with class.”
    Yeah, you know, like the Patriots.

  85. Steelers Defense says: Sep 24, 2010 8:55 AM

    Rumor has it that Firemen Ed will cheer for the JETS receiving corps with a HARD DRINK in on hand and a JOINT in the other.

  86. RAMROD says: Sep 24, 2010 9:00 AM

    jjared1101 says: September 24, 2010 1:36 AM
    “Johnson also explained that the Jets insist on full confidentiality from the service they’ve hired to give players rides, if they’ve been drinking any amount of alcohol. “If they tell me who the name is, I’m firing the service,”
    Please… Expand on this.
    —————————
    Johnson is saying that the service is there for anyone in the organization to use and he doesn’t want to know who’s using it. Hence the use of the “full confidentiality” above in the prior statement. He doesn’t want a player to not use this service because they would “fear” the JETS finding out. Makes sense to me…

  87. wtf_seriously says: Sep 24, 2010 9:18 AM

    SBS0311 is right. The other teams didn’t bench their DUI’s, but now its the Jets, so they should?? So easy to judge on an anonymous message board. The team is dealing with the situation well. The posters on here condemning their handling of it remind me of the housewives talking over the fence. “He got detention at school, but Mildred only gave Johnny a week’s grounding. What is wrong with her??”
    Are you really all that bored?
    Worry about what goes on in your own backyard and let the Jets deal with their yard. There are less arrests and charges against players on their team than most in the NFL, and that’s a fact. Guess that means they are doing something right.

  88. Robj says: Sep 24, 2010 9:21 AM

    Florio. We all know you h8 the Jets. But please stop blasting them all over PFT.
    Anyway, this is why the Jets can only TALK tough:
    “Due to the rules of the collective bargaining agreement, any punishment the Jets would dole out, other than what the NFL eventually decides, could violate the CBA. That means the Jets could not suspend or deactivate him without risking a violation. Keeping Edwards active and not playing him could also be perceived as punishment.”
    That quote is on msnbc. The parent site of PFT.

  89. Popeye says: Sep 24, 2010 9:30 AM

    Maybe Incarcerated Bob can be a source for your site once again. What a way to lose all credibility!!!

  90. Crazy Nick says: Sep 24, 2010 9:32 AM

    Sharkey,
    That was so freakin’ funny! I coughed up a K2 flemball.

  91. PFTalktothehand says: Sep 24, 2010 9:34 AM

    Sharky made me laugh hot coffee through my nose

  92. Sam says: Sep 24, 2010 9:49 AM

    Who cares if Edwards plays or not, Miami is going to beat the snot out of the Jests anyway just like they did last year. Last year they ran for over 150 yards and pushed the “physical” Jests all over the field. They punched Ryan and his great defense in the mouth and they have gotten better on both sides of the ball since that meeting and the Jests have gotten worse. Ryan is a joke of a coach and his team reflects his undisciplined personality. Sparano is the defintion of disciplined and his team also reflects that, they are probably the most physical team in the division with some of the best players. Miami wins on Sunday and next week against NE and takes a huge lead in the AFC East.

  93. Stillerfan says: Sep 24, 2010 9:53 AM

    This thread and all others like it, including but not limited to any Jet’s or NFL press releases, will ALL be forgotten if edwards catches 2 tds Sunday.
    NOBODY GIVES A F%$@ ABOUT THESE PLAYER’S PROBLEMS OR ISSUES!!! JUST WIN!!!

  94. jcjets says: Sep 24, 2010 10:06 AM

    @Steelers Defense that wasn’t Holmes first offense with the team, tho. This is Edwards first.
    Regardless, the dude is going to be punished bigtime. he could end up in jail for parole violation, and he surely has effed up his FA dollars. Now you haters just want to talk shit about the jets.

  95. superb owl says: Sep 24, 2010 10:10 AM

    of course the jets are having a showdown with the jets. half of the team roots for one faction on ‘glee’, the other half roots for the other faction on ‘glee’.
    florion can side with half the jets and mds can side with the other half of the jets.
    problem solved.

  96. Bdrunk says: Sep 24, 2010 10:51 AM

    Jets fans, don’t sweat this crap. This is merely the hot topic that will keep self righteous a-holes busy spouting their holier than thou crap for the next couple months.
    ravenfan820 says:
    September 24, 2010 8:07 AM
    “again to the jets fans who are defending this……He should be in jail….you should hope he never drives down your street drunk when you kids are outside playing…..”
    (sounds remarkably like: “What if it was your daughter in there with Rapistberger???”)
    He’s no different than any other impaired driver. Just like the thousands that will drive drunk in your city this weekend. They will spend the night in the drunk tank, then either post bond, or be released on recognizance in the morning, then go home and figure out how to put their lives back together.

  97. rea725 says: Sep 24, 2010 11:20 AM

    The browns have made a lot of dumb personnel moves, but dumping his ass was not one of them.

  98. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 24, 2010 12:59 PM

    “You were all over the Dolphins for not doing anything to Ronnie Brown in the off-season when he had his DUI right Florio? Yeah that’s what I thought.
    Why not just come out and say you have no journalistic integrity?”
    Ronnie Brown doesn’t have a history of bad behavior, didn’t have other passengers in his car, and was barely over the legal limit during his time off in the offseason.
    Braylon has multiple past offenses, had two other players in the car with him, and was twice the legal limit. On a weeknight. during the season.
    A DUI is a DUI, but in this case Braylon’s punishment should be stiffer than Brown simply because Braylon isn’t a first-timer.

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