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NY Jets Braylon Edwards Arrested for Drunk Driving

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Trouble seems to follow New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards around -- this time, he was arrested for drunk driving.

 

Police pulled Edwards' SUV over in Manhattan early Tuesday morning because the windows were tinted, police sources told the New York Post. Police say they smelled alcohol on his breath, so they gave him a Breathalyzer test. Police say he registered .16, twice the legal limit.

He reportedly told police, "I had a couple of drinks."

The Jets released a statement, which read:

"We are very disappointed in Braylon's actions this morning. The Player Protect program is in place for our organization to prevent this situation. Braylon is aware of this program and showed poor judgment."

The Player Protect program provides car service to players who are out partying.

The statement went on:

"We are reviewing the information with the league and will impose the appropriate disciplinary measures."

This is not Edwards' first run-in with the law. Just two days before he was traded to the Jets from the Cleveland Brown last year, Edwards was accused of punching a friend of LeBron James outside a nightclub.

Edwards pleaded to aggravated disorderly conduct in return for probation, a suspended jail term and a $1,000 fine.

While with the Browns, Edwards wore out his welcome by criticizing the team's play-calling and arguing with teammates.

Edwards was apparently aware of the trouble he could get into in the big city. The New York Daily News said Edwards wrote in a recent blog post on GQ.com:

"You can easily get caught up doing too much 'New York' - but you've got to manage it, understand your reason for being here."