Braylon Edwards pleads guilty to DWI

AP

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.

23 responses to “Braylon Edwards pleads guilty to DWI

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

  5. 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!!

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

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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

  12. 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?

  13. 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?
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    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!

  14. 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.

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    Ummmm ……. okay.

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