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.