Braylon Edwards charged with “extreme DUI” in Arizona

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Former NFL receiver Braylon Edwards, the third overall pick in the 2005 draft, had high hopes for his playing career and beyond. Neither happened.

Long since gone from and forgotten by the NFL, Edwards was arrested last week in Arizona. Via TMZ, Edwards was charged with “extreme DUI,” which means that his blood-alcohol concentration was measured at more than 0.20 percent.

A prior DUI incident involving Edwards in 2010 became a major controversy for the Jets. Cited on a Tuesday for DUI, the Jets received considerable pressure to suspend Edwards for an upcoming Sunday night game against the Dolphins. He ultimately was benched for the first quarter of the game.

Edwards, 32, last played in the NFL three years ago, splitting time with the Seahawks and Jets.  In eight seasons, he generated more than 5,500 receiving yards and caught 40 touchdown passes. He also played for the 49ers and Browns, who drafted him a decade ago.

46 responses to “Braylon Edwards charged with “extreme DUI” in Arizona

  1. Didn’t he have a DUI in 2010 with teammates in the car? And wasn’t suspended or fined because of it?

    I guess the old saying “you can’t fix stupid” really is true!

  2. It’s OK braylon, I know Brady is not the clean cut, perfect man the media made him out to be, but you don’t have to go and do something stupid like that just because Brady and the patriots are cheaters and frauds.

  3. Since he’s no longer an NFL player, the arrest meter doesn’t need to be reset. Also he’s just one of perhaps hundreds of regular citizens who get DUI’s every day.

  4. scmems07 says:
    May 12, 2015 9:54 PM

    It’s OK braylon, I know Brady is not the clean cut, perfect man the media made him out to be, but you don’t have to go and do something stupid like that just because Brady and the patriots are cheaters and frauds.
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    May I recommend therapy to address your unhealthy obsession with Brady and the Patriots? Maybe next time you can stay on point and comment relative to the subject. This guy(Edwards) is just another former player thrown on the scrap heap after outliving his usefulness. My guess is he has serious mental issues and needs help immediately.

  5. muslimponder says:
    May 12, 2015 10:01 PM

    DUI? A true Michigan man just like Jim DUI Harbaugh.

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    Or Marshawn “Hit & Run Lynch” hurrrrrrrrr.

  6. Revoke his license for atleast five years. Let him take the bus or pay for a cab for wherever he wants to go. Driving is a privilege not a right.

  7. God, you guys must be completely heartless..

    here’s hoping Braylon’s best days are ahead of the young man and not behind him.

    Hope to hear about him straightening out, but I gotta be realistic.

  8. I never could wrap my head around Braylon Edwards. He would have some huge seasons, and then look like an undrafted free agent the next season even though he should have been in his prime. He would do something incredible like make good on his promise to pay for kids to go to college (if I recall correctly it was 5 years later, and his career was winding down with his final 1.3 million dollar contract or something like that. He payed $1 million for his promise–someone please correct me if these #’s are wrong). Then he goes and gets DUI’s or gets in fights, or drives 120 in a 65 etc. Being a Buckeye fan, I still really wanted to like this guy even after he left the Browns, but he makes it difficult sometimes.

  9. He was way over the legal limit and decided to drive and potentially kill or injure someone. Oh well at least he didn’t deflate footballs. That would be unforgivable

  10. “May I recommend therapy to address your unhealthy obsession with Brady and the Patriots? Maybe next time you can stay on point and comment relative to the subject. This guy(Edwards) is just another former player thrown on the scrap heap after outliving his usefulness. My guess is he has serious mental issues and needs help immediately.”

    Wow, I’m speechless, but that was a funny response, thanks for the laugh.

  11. I actually do feel sympathy for him – unlike drugs, we’re all inundated with commercials and ads and the culture of ‘drinking is cool’ since we’re born. And guess who the biggest sponsors of he NFL are?

    He still should know better than to drink and drive, though.

  12. Did someone say they hope his best days are ahead? SMH. He was a star in the NFL. His best days are over. Welcome to prison number 2419487132

  13. wow…funny thing was..late last night I was throwing out old Browns Jerseys(and believe me, I have a few, only one resides on the team anymore)…and I stared at his wondering how I could use it as a rag….then I read this as I wake up lol….too funny

  14. In MN that is called a 2nd degree dui in his case. If it was his first offense it would have been a 3rd degree. Arizona taking their charges to the next levels with those names.

  15. Here’s another guy the NFL could use at the rookie symposium about how to ruin both your career and your life.

  16. Embrace our raising of the Lombardi at Levi’s Stadium on February 7, 2016

    We build boats to ride on the river of tears from the haters

    God’s Team shall prevail!

    #NinersDynasty
    #RedAndGoldEmpire
    #BowToNorthernCal
    #WhoHasItBetterThanUs
    #NoOne

  17. Hopefully he has enough money left that he can afford to call a cab or limo. No friends to give him a ride? Just stupid.

    Once I realized that you can drink one beer get in a car and get pulled over and you can fail a breathalizer, I don’t really like drinking anything and driving. It’s just not worth it.

    When the Browns cut Braylon, I was so happy to hear the news, like a weight had been lifted. Finally, someone had gotten a clue. When a receiver can’t catch the easy passes it’s time to say goodbye. Him, Greg Little and some others I don’t care to remember. Man did they stink!

  18. Now, if this was Extreme DUI: Home Edition, it wouldn’t be a problem, at all. Because he’d be driving in his ho…oh…wait a minute…

    …that might be worse.

  19. In 2007, Braylon Edwards had one of the 20 best receiving seasons of all time. Not many people have caught 16 tds in a season.

    He was too much of an idiot to sustain success. He’s immature and he always wanted the spotlight. Was jealous of Lebron. Even punched a member of his entourage a few years back

    Though, he had a real bad knee too.

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