Jets WR Edwards Will Not Face Suspension Over Nightclub Incident

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.

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