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Braylon Edwards could face jail time for violating probation

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Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards surprisingly pleaded guilty to a DWI on Friday, saying he wanted to put any negativity behind him with free agency on the way.

It’s possible, however, Edwards may have to put jail time behind him for violating his probation in Cleveland.  Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports Edwards is due in Cleveland court Wednesday.

Edwards received a conditional 180-day jail sentence in 2009.  Edwards didn’t have to serve it if he completed his probation without incident.

“It’s possible Edwards may not have to serve jail time, instead being assigned a lesser penalty, such as a fine,” a court spokesperson told Vrentas.

So Edwards may have to serve jail time at the very worst time in his career. We’ll find out Wednesday if that’s the case, and the answer will interest plenty of teams out there.

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29 Responses to “Braylon Edwards could face jail time for violating probation”
  1. dcbassguy says: Jul 25, 2011 4:49 PM

    As a Michigan fan I have to say his actions have been very disappointing.

    Let him spend some time in the can, maybe that’s what he needs to realize he isn’t “Untouchable”

  2. southridge23 says: Jul 25, 2011 4:51 PM

    And I thought “Lockout Over” was the best headline of the day!!

  3. skoobyfl says: Jul 25, 2011 4:51 PM

    I like his stride, said BE’s new cellmate.

  4. Mike Tomlin says: Jul 25, 2011 4:52 PM

    So he got a “do-over”, screwed up again, and now their reducing the suspended penalty from jail time to a fine?

    Its no wonder Casey Anthony walked…

  5. indianajet says: Jul 25, 2011 4:53 PM

    If Braylon’s attorneys let him plead guilty in NY without first working out an agreement on the probation violation in OH, they are the worst attorneys ever.

    My guess, they struck a deal in both cases that will require no jail time at all.

  6. hawkeye6 says: Jul 25, 2011 4:57 PM

    Disappointing, but all that assures that Holmes will get whatever he wants out of the Jets, or they end up with nothing.

  7. trbowman says: Jul 25, 2011 5:00 PM

    Yeah, but he won’t because he’s a high profile NFL player.

  8. RK says: Jul 25, 2011 5:01 PM

    And the inmate voted Most Likely To Drop The Soap…

  9. backinblack67 says: Jul 25, 2011 5:03 PM

    Average Joe = Jail… Edwards = fine

  10. apac6586 says: Jul 25, 2011 5:04 PM

    Where the lockout ends, the lockup begins.

  11. melikefootball says: Jul 25, 2011 5:05 PM

    Should we expect anything else.

  12. goldeelox says: Jul 25, 2011 5:07 PM

    Toss Braylon the charges. He’ll drop them.

  13. dgreenfi says: Jul 25, 2011 5:11 PM

    I should have hired Braylon’s Lawyer

    -Plaxico Burress

  14. 4512dawg4512 says: Jul 25, 2011 5:17 PM

    I hope they throw the book at him! Never mind, he’d just drop it

  15. oscojoe says: Jul 25, 2011 5:17 PM

    If their is one player who needs a lesson in accoutability, it is Edwards. He should serve time just like you or I would if we were in the same circumstances.

  16. dcsween says: Jul 25, 2011 5:18 PM

    My guess is that this only moved him down one slot on the Skins’ free agency wish list.

  17. 1bbfan says: Jul 25, 2011 5:18 PM

    Just another spoiled over paid jock

  18. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 25, 2011 5:23 PM

    He should do a couple of months. I’ve seen better hands on a clock anyway. Maybe he’ll figure out it takes more to be an elite player than being in the news.

  19. 1buckeye76 says: Jul 25, 2011 5:27 PM

    i’m waiting for it…

  20. eaglesfan290 says: Jul 25, 2011 5:28 PM

    This is why you should never show up to court drunk for a DWI charge!

  21. edrouse says: Jul 25, 2011 5:36 PM

    LOCK HIS BUTT UP !!!!!!!!!!!

  22. ctiggs says: Jul 25, 2011 5:38 PM

    who cares footballlllllllllllllllllllll is back

  23. yajas says: Jul 25, 2011 5:41 PM

    I wonder if his jail cell will have that Essence he’s looking for.

  24. Exiled1 says: Jul 25, 2011 5:53 PM

    goldeelox
    Toss Braylon the charges. He’ll drop them.

    ————————————————
    Awesome. Well played!

  25. ravenspit says: Jul 25, 2011 5:57 PM

    Something tells me he might not mind being locked up with hundreds of other guys. It seems like he’s always being arrested early in the AM-with another dude in his car.

  26. whitekean04 says: Jul 25, 2011 6:39 PM

    Nice try PFT….there is no way Edwards would sign a plea deal in which he gets jail time. It’s not happening.

  27. hobartbaker says: Jul 25, 2011 6:50 PM

    Well, at least he’s a well dressed drunk.

  28. dolfan8385 says: Jul 25, 2011 7:34 PM

    As a Dolphins fan I gotta say… couldn’t be happier. One of the most overrated players in football. Only if his hands were as big as his mouth he could be a HOF’er

  29. rcali says: Jul 25, 2011 9:23 PM

    Had he not spent so much on the car he could have afforded a cab.

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