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Breaking: Braylon Edwards Charged with DWI

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Since his move from Cleveland, WR Braylon Edwards has been on his best behavior. Browns fans were getting ready to eat their words. Unfortunately, he slipped up last night, and his loss may be the AFC East's gain, as the Jets have back to back divisional games coming up.

Edwards was busted while driving under the influence of alcohol. 

NY Post provided the details surrounding his arrest. 

Jets' wide receiver Braylon Edwards was busted on a drunken driving charge early this morning, after cops pulled him over on the West Side and found he had double the legal limit of alcohol in his system, cops said.

Edwards, 27, was arrested at 5:15 a.m. and charged with DWI, after cops pulled over his Range Rover at 34th Street and 12th Avenue for having overly-tinted windows. Police said they smelled alcohol and Edwards blew a 0.16 on a Breathalyzer, or double the state's legal limit of 0.08, cops said.

The Jets have issued a statement also:

"We are very disappointed in Braylon’s actions this morning," GM Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement. "The Player Protect program is in place for our organization to prevent this situation. Braylon is aware of this program and showed poor judgment.
 
"We are reviewing the information with the league and will impose the appropriate disciplinary measures."

Edwards will likely NOT face a suspension from NFL, unless Jets hit him with one.


His DWI does not fall under personal conduct policy, rather the substance abuse policy, according to Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

If this is, indeed, his first violation of the substance abuse policy, he would be fined half-a-game check to a max of $50,000. Braylon also would be subject to evaluation, counseling and random testing, if league administrators determine that action, in addition to the fine (Per Chris Mortensen's Twitter).