The Jets got some good news when it comes to WR Braylon Edwards, as ESPN New York is reporting that the WR will not face a suspension stemming from a misdemeanor assault outside a Cleveland nightclub.
New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards, who pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor assault stemming from an incident outside a Cleveland nightclub, will not be suspended by the NFL under its personal-conduct policy, a league source told ESPN NewYork on Saturday. It had been widely speculated that Edwards would receive at least a one-game ban for punching a man, an acquaintance of NBA star LeBron James, last October when Edwards was a member of the Cleveland Browns. Instead of a suspension, it’s believed that Edwards will be fined an undisclosed amount by the league. Edwards, who was traded by the Browns a few days after the incident, finished with 35 catches for 541 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games with the Jets. They retained Edwards, a restricted free agent, by signing him to a one-year contract for his tender amount — $6.1 million.