Edwards was arrested at 4:45am ET last September 21 on Manhattan’s West Side and charged with two misdemeanor counts of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and one of operating a motor vehicle while impaired. Edwards registered a blood-alcohol of .16.
After pleading guilty, Edwards was fined $500, has had his driver’s license suspended for six months, and must participate in the NFL’s substance abuse program. Vrentas adds that Edwards wanted to put the negativity behind him, though the 28-year-old could be called to a probation hearing in Cleveland, where he could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Now that the legal process has run its course, Edwards may also be subject to discipline from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. A suspension appears unlikely, but Edwards could be docked a game check.
In his second season with the New York Jets, Edwards caught 53 passes for a team-high 904 yards and seven touchdowns. The former first-round pick out of Michigan by the Cleveland Browns has 326 receptions for 5,142 yards and 39 touchdowns in his 90-game career.