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Braylon Edwards pleads guilty to DWI

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Jets receiver Braylon Edwards picked a good time to plead guilty to a DWI without too many people caring.

While a 10-year labor agreement hangs in the balance, Edwards showed up to a Manhattan courtroom to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.

The news comes as a surprise. Edwards was expected to take the issue to trial.

“He’s been waiting for this period of his life for a long time,” said Edwards’ attorney, Peter Frankel. “He wants to put any negativity behind him.”

It’s not totally behind him because it’s unclear if the NFL will punish him for the violation.  That could affect his free agent value, but Edwards decided to eliminate as much uncertainty as possible.

“I feel good; I feel like it came to a fair conclusion,” Edwards said.

The Jets seem interested in retaining Edwards, but he may just be a fallback plan to keeping Santonio Holmes.

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23 Responses to “Braylon Edwards pleads guilty to DWI”
  1. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 22, 2011 10:30 AM

    They’ll keep him. He managed to catch more balls than he dropped last year, for probably the first time in his life. It’s a step in the right direction!

  2. RexCanCoach says: Jul 22, 2011 10:32 AM

    Agreed, at this point B. Edwards is the fallback plan in the event that S. Holmes signs elsewhere.

    But I hate to think if Jets lose both WR’s then its either Plaxico or Randy Moss next to Cotchery, yikes not good.

  3. 00reo says: Jul 22, 2011 10:37 AM

    Players are going to try and get these issues over w/ before the CBA is agreed on. Hoping that they won’t see any punishment due to not technically being under the rules of a CBA. If he waits and drags it out, he’ll definitely get something from the league.

  4. capslockkey says: Jul 22, 2011 10:38 AM

    Just one more and being named on a class action labor dispute gets him a free 10 million dollars.

  5. thetooloftools says: Jul 22, 2011 10:39 AM

    I thought Bray Bray was still on probation from his sentence in Cleveland?

  6. tjacks7 says: Jul 22, 2011 10:42 AM

    Take notes Mr. Ward.

  7. dk56 says: Jul 22, 2011 10:43 AM

    Smart move for a person who always makes the bad decision – his handlers must have talked some sense into him.
    Cant wait to hear what his Ps have to say about this and who they ultimately blame!!

  8. lacharger2112 says: Jul 22, 2011 10:44 AM

    Next he will plead guilty to being a POS human being.
    Luckily he didn’t kill anybody. Stupid Azz.

  9. nyjalleffingday says: Jul 22, 2011 10:47 AM

    Very mature Mr. Edwards. Looking foward to seeing you in Green this year.

  10. otistaylor89 says: Jul 22, 2011 10:47 AM

    They should not sign him strictly based on him wearing that shirt-tie -jacket combo outside his own closet.

  11. readimgram1 says: Jul 22, 2011 10:48 AM

    WINNING!

  12. mgjnsc says: Jul 22, 2011 10:55 AM

    now let’s all hold our breath for Ray Rice to call for Braylon to be suspended for the 1st game of the season!

  13. bensstinkyfingers says: Jul 22, 2011 11:10 AM

    Pittsburgh needs to sign him, he would fit right in with that cesspool of deviants-drunk driver-Ward, Wife Beater/ Dumbass (Harrison), Sex Offender (Ruthlessburger), Tranny (Polomalu)-etc. etc.

  14. ballsdeep24 says: Jul 22, 2011 11:14 AM

    Jets will sign one of them in the 3-day internal signing span. They won’t let both hit FA

  15. deadeye says: Jul 22, 2011 11:26 AM

    Edwards knew this was his last over night drunk before the season starts. Give him credit, he didn’t want to be in violation the behavior clauses that will go in effect when the players accept the new CBA. Bravo Braylon!

  16. tunescribe says: Jul 22, 2011 11:43 AM

    Yet another New Jersey Green Bean gone bad. Oh, the humanity!

  17. elleclouds says: Jul 22, 2011 11:54 AM

    New York recently approved gay marriages. Guarantee by week 6, Braylon is married and will put his bad boy ways behind him.

  18. shieldsisland37 says: Jul 22, 2011 12:15 PM

    I wonder how many beers he dropped that night? Or how many times he dropped his car keys walking to the car? Or how many times he drops his phone in his day to day going ons? Or how many times he is holding a pen and just drops it?

    lol

  19. nyjalleffingday says: Jul 22, 2011 12:17 PM

    Yet another PFT commenter missing a brain. Oh, the humanity!

  20. tos420 says: Jul 22, 2011 12:52 PM

    Isn’t being on probation in one state and getting a DWI in another state considered a violation of probation, and why is not in jail right now?

  21. voiceofrealism says: Jul 22, 2011 1:37 PM

    shieldsisland37 says:
    Jul 22, 2011 12:15 PM
    I wonder how many beers he dropped that night? Or how many times he dropped his car keys walking to the car? Or how many times he drops his phone in his day to day going ons? Or how many times he is holding a pen and just drops it?
    ——————————–
    Probably not many. He doesn’t have a fumbling problem. He has a pass catching problem.(and a “being a POS human being” problem). Buuuut
    thanks for playing!

  22. richm2256 says: Jul 22, 2011 2:40 PM

    From NFL.com:
    “Edwards denies driving drunk. He’s challenging the basis for stopping him, the reliability of the test and other aspects of the case.”

    On PFT today:
    Edwards showed up to a Manhattan courtroom to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated. “I feel good; I feel like it came to a fair conclusion,” Edwards said.

    —————————————————–

    Ummmm ……. okay.

  23. stairwayto7 says: Jul 22, 2011 3:37 PM

    WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE? If he played for Steelers, there woudl be over 150 post! The rat Goodell needs to give hima 4 game suspension!

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