Earlier today, a man who claims that Browns receiver Braylon Edwards beat him up attributed the trouble to jealously that Edwards has for Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.
And now James is wading into the dispute.
And, in other words, it’s getting goooooood.
“I’ve never crossed paths with Braylon before, but it seems like there’s
a little jealousy going on with Braylon and me and my friends,” James said Monday, per the Associated Press. “I have
no idea why. I’ve never
said anything to Braylon at all. But for him to do that is very
childish. My friend is 130 pounds. Seriously. It’s like hitting one of
my kids. It doesn’t make sense.”
More importantly for Edwards, his boss responded to the situation on Monday. And coach Eric Mangini, who has been fining guys for parking-space infractions and water-bottle violations, doesn’t sound happy.
“I know there is an incident that has been reported with Braylon
Edwards, it’s something that I am aware of,” Mangini said Monday. “It is something that I
spoke with Braylon about and personal conduct is very important to me.
I always want our players to put themselves in the most positive
positions. This is something I will continue to gather information on.”
Edwards had zero catches in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Browns. Per the AP, it’s the first time that Edwards failed to make a reception in his entire career.
UPDATE: The Cleveland Plain Dealer has more from LeBron, who attempts to educate LeBrown on one what it means to be a pro athlete. “I know how to handle myself as a professional athlete and I take care of my friends and my family. It is unfortunate that some guys don’t understand that. You are a role model to kids and you should carry yourself that way on and off the field. And I carry that. I’m not going to do anything to jeopardize myself or my family. I’m one of the guys that look at being a professional athlete at more than just being out on the court.”