Rich Cimini reported that Braylon pleaded no contest to aggravated assault stemming from an incident outside a Cleveland nightclub shortly before he was traded to the Jets.
The NFL will review the matter under it's personal conduct policy, but any suspension that may arise from this will be 'suspended' until the 2010-2011 season:
Jets WR Braylon Edwards, in Cleveland municipal court today, pleaded no contest to aggravated assault stemming from an incident in October outside a Cleveland nightclub.
Edwards also received a suspended 180-day jail sentence and fined $1,000.
The NFL will review the matter under its personal conduct policy, according to a league spokesman. Edwards is subject to discipline -- i.e. suspension -- but nothing will happen before the Super Bowl. You can take that to the bank.
Edwards received a lecture from the judge, and his own lawyer couldn't resist a subtle jab at him.
"He's a good man and he has good hands, contrary to what people are saying," his lawyer, Pat D'Angelo, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Jets fans might disagree with the hands part.
Outside of the drops that have really come up over the past fortnight, Braylon has been a model team mate, and model citizen since coming over to New York. Rex always has good things to say about Braylon and he has avoided any headlines, not easy to do in New York. It seems like he is enjoying his football here, and getting ready for a Divisional game, who could blame him? However soon enough the Jets are going to have to make the decision about whether to bring him back for the 2010-2011 season.
Outside of his drops, which haven't really been that much of a problem until the final few weeks of the season, he has done a lot of good things for this football team. he automatically has to be accounted for down the field, which makes room for the backs, he is also one of the better blocking wide receivers I have seen in the NFL lately. I tend to agree with Rex when I say, I think he is due a big game, and what better time than this week.