Braylon Edwards suspended from TV gig as feud with Jim Harbaugh intensifies

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Former NFL player Braylon Edwards and former NFL head coach Jim Harbaugh do not think highly of each other, and Edwards’ latest comments about Harbaugh’s team have landed him in hot water.

Edwards, who played at Michigan, has frequently criticized Harbaugh’s coaching at Michigan. After Michigan lost to Notre Dame on Saturday night, Edwards tweeted his disapproval of Harbaugh’s team, particularly center Cesar Ruiz and quarterback Shea Patterson.

“Ruiz is weak, line is weak, shea is scared, f–king Michigan offense is so predictable,” Edwards wrote. “Michigan football is sadly one thing……Trash.”

Today Big Ten Network announced that Edwards has been suspended from his television job for that.

“Effective as of Sunday, Sept. 2, Braylon Edwards has been suspended indefinitely from his role at the Big Ten Network due to a violation of the network’s social media guidelines,” Big Ten Network announced.

The suspension came shortly after Harbaugh said he didn’t appreciate Edwards’ remarks.

“No. 1, it’s not true. It’s not factual,” Harbaugh said. “There’s nobody in our program who thinks those things about any player on our team, let alone the two players described. On the other level, it’s disappointing that a member of the Big Ten Network would choose to attack the character of two of our players. And, if someone wants to attack the character of anybody on the ball club, come after me.”

Edwards was the third overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft and played eight NFL seasons, making the Pro Bowl in 2007. Harbaugh was the 26th overall pick in the 1987 NFL draft and played 14 NFL seasons, and later coached the 49ers for four years.

60 responses to “Braylon Edwards suspended from TV gig as feud with Jim Harbaugh intensifies

  1. Never been a fan of Braylon, but he’s saying what every Michigan fan wanted to say since the end of the 2017 season
    Harbaugh is in over his head, and yes HIS OFFENSE IS PREDICTABLE

  2. Harbaugh seriously dropped the ball. Totally should’ve said, “Come after me, I’m a man! I’m 50!”

  3. What a dunce Edwards truly is! What does he hope to gain by saying stuff like that? Nothing! He has everything to lose by making immature, foolish criticisms. Kind of like his NFL career!

  4. That’s a fair comment from Harbaugh — come after the coach — not the players. Pick on someone you own size and then expect blowback. Anything else is just a cheap shot — bullying.

  5. It’s obviously frustrating when the Michigan Messiah has gone 9-9 in his last 18, but taking cheap shots at players is bush league- unless Braylon wants to discuss his ‘weak’ hands against OSU

  6. I am a big Ohio State fan, and I’m also a fan of Jim Harbaugh I think he is a classy coach I am hoping that the Michigan program has good success the Ohio state-michigan rivalry will only be a rivalry both teams are competitively good wishing Jim Harbaugh in the entire Michigan organization all the best
    go Buckeyes + go Wolverines

  7. Where is the attack on their character? I’m a “Harbaugh guy”, but I fail to follow the logic there. As for Braylon Edwards…. Never been a fan… But is he wrong? Can’t say he is.

  8. Edwards was just bringing his NewYork-type of essence. Whatever someone born and raised in Michigan meant by saying that.

  9. Wasn’t any character attack, at all.

    Hairball us over paid and rated. Lost more games in the last 18 than Meyer has in the last 6 years. Not a fan of either.

    Gruden will be the MI Harbaugh of the NFL.

  10. I get his anger, but his employer has the right to expect him to remain neutral. It is very un-professional to do what he did.

  11. I hate to defend anything Michigan, but was it the swear word? The rest is football opinion from a guy paid for his football opinions…

  12. saying players are “weak” and that your offense is predictable isnt assailing anyones character, except Jim H’s and he cant take the criticism. Same thing happened in NFL and he whined then too.

  13. gonakgod says:
    September 3, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    How are they gonna fire an analyst for analyzing?
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    Dropping F-bombs on social media is going to get you fired from pretty much any job.

  14. .
    In 2018 style is more important than substance. Lost in the f bomb debate is the fact that Edwards may be right.
    .

  15. The president can tweet any garbage that comes to his dull skull, but this guy can’t disapprove a bad football team without consequence?

    Sounds about right.

  16. I am confident this will be Harbaugh’s last year at Michigan. He won’t win enough, and the NFL will come calling.

    I also don’t think it speaks well to Michigan or Harbaugh if a former player loses a job over some heart field criticism about the head coach and the players. They should figure out how to play better, not spend time trying to go after their critics.

  17. I kind of want this to turn into Harbaugh getting fired so the Cowboys can hire him and then they can finally get rid of the clapmaster Jason Carrot.

  18. 2 DUIs. 2 assaults. Why would the Big 10 Network be foolish enough to put Braylon Edwards in any public position with responsibility? His track record shows such conduct was inevitable.

  19. Now I know how Michigan fans must have felt with John Cooper. Don’t say anything to get Harbaugh fired.Go Bucks. As for Braylon’s NFL days,thanks for nothing. Go Browns.

  20. As an Ohio State fan all I have to do is kick back and enjoy the show. There’s few things I love more than seeing my Buckeyes win and that team up north looking like garbage. In addition a fued between a former player and current coach? I’d pay to see this on pay per view

  21. saberwolf335 says:
    September 3, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    As an Ohio State fan all I have to do is kick back and enjoy the show.
    ___________

    Pretty sure most of the country is sitting back and enjoying the joke show going on at OSU. Glad they take covering up domestic violence so seriously there.

  22. WAIT…….

    An employer can reprimand and or fire an employee for things he said or did on the clock?

    What about his right of free speech and his right to protest, shouldn’t he be protected for that?????

    Maybe the NFL could learn something from the Big 10 Network

  23. What about the comment was false? Michigan is terrible right now. So overrated. Can’t understand why Harbaugh is the “Quarterback Whisperer.” Every single one he’s had has played like trash. It’s on him.

  24. No reason Edwards should be suspended. He actually makes a real football point and gets suspended while other commenters can inject politics into their postings and nothing happens. No reason he should be suspended.

  25. He isn’t wrong in the criticism, though. Their O line was trash all night long and could protect at all. The Left Tackle (who might be John Runyan’s kid) was a turnstile. Power moves, speed moves, spin moves….he couldn’t stop any of them.

  26. This fallout stems way back to 2011 season when then 49ers coach Harbaugh, cut Braylon before the NFC championship game. The Niners lost the game because Braylon’s replacement Ted Ginn had to play WR full time and a practice squad player that replaced Ginn as the primary ST punt returner, had 2 fumbles that the Giants recovered. Both guys had better outcomes that next season but both of them never got over what happened. Not sure what started it but it’s time to bury the hatchet.

  27. I wish more companies would suspend emoyees who go on social media and spew four letter words. It’s no secret that society needs a bit of a cleansing right now when it comes to how people talk. In my opinion, anyways. Few seem to be able to communicate without dropping curse words all the time.

  28. ketelwon says “Harbaugh is most overrated and over paid coach in history”

    Don’t forget overhyped.

  29. I think Braylon is latching onto the vibe.
    Y4 at MI is not going well for Harbaugh which matches his usual career trajectory at other places
    Y4 at 49ers was trending bad, & so and so forth with Stanford or SD State
    Odds are he is moving to another gig, as ^poster mentioned perhaps NFL, maybe Cowboys, Broncos, Jets, Browns, Bucs whose coaches seem like are in the hot seat this year.

  30. The Big Ten Network doesn’t deal in journalism. It’s a public relations arm of the Big Ten universities. This is what happens when someone like Edwards offers a critical opinion. They’ll go 8-4 and play NC State in some bowl game and hold his job for one more year.

  31. This fallout stems way back to 2011 season when then 49ers coach Harbaugh, cut Braylon before the NFC championship game. The Niners lost the game because Braylon’s replacement Ted Ginn had to play WR full time and a practice squad player that replaced Ginn as the primary ST punt returner, had 2 fumbles that the Giants recovered. Both guys had better outcomes that next season but both of them never got over what happened. Not sure what started it but it’s time to bury the hatchet.

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    This is the worst recollection of history I’ve ever seen. Braylon’s stats that year — 15 catches 181 yards 0 touchdowns..

    Also, a practice squad player did not fumble those kick returns, Kyle Williams did. Ted Ginn was injured that game, it had nothing to do with Braylon. Braylon was a non factor all season and wasn’t going to be the magic they needed to get into the Superbowl.The fallout stems from Braylon simply not being good and a locker room cancer and Harbaugh recognizing it.

  32. This Wisconsin alum takes great joy in Harbawl coaching Michigan. It’s almost like having another Lloyd Carr or Rich Rodriguez mucking things up in Ann Arbor!

    Harbawl has blown it everywhere he has been. He’s a cancer, a big crybaby and will be run out of town after everyone finally decides they cannot stand him.

    Based on his track records his bridge burning rampage is close to it’s end. And even Jerry Jones isn’t stupid enough to hire him in the NFL. Harbawl will never get an NFL HC position – ever! He has been exposed. He’s not that bright. His offense is a joke and he’s the “brains” of the operation? LOL

    UM will end up being the Purdue of the Big 10 soon. A once proud program looking to get back to what they once were. Michigan will need a Barry Alvarez type to fix the rot that has occurred. But last time I looked, Barry had a cushy job and isn’t going anywhere.

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