Braylon Edwards Comments on Battery Report

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 6, 2013

Aug 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) during warmups before a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Former NFL wide receiver Braylon Edwards has plenty of time on his hands since he is currently without an employer, but the former All-Pro disputes claims that he used it to assault a photographer outside a Detroit nightclub.

According to TMZ, Edwards was named in a battery report after allegedly flipping a photographer upside down. The alleged victim reportedly took video of Edwards pushing someone outside the nightclub, and Edwards then allegedly got physical with the photographer when he refused to let Edwards see the video.

Following the release of the report, Edwards took to Twitter to dispute the claims against him.

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, TMZ provided video of the incident:

Edwards mentioned rap mogul Suge Knight in his tweet, as TMZ reported that Edwards' alleged attack mirrored something that Knight became famous for.  

In addition to Edwards' vehement denial, one of Edwards' representatives told TMZ that the photographer only filed the report to "take Braylon's money."

Edwards broke into the league with the Cleveland Browns in 2005 after being selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft, and he truly broke out two years later to the tune of nearly 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns, but he has been unable to reach that level since.

Since getting traded back in 2009, Edwards has played for the New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. The Jets brought him back in July as insurance for their banged-up receiving corps, but he was released prior to the season.  

The 30-year-old University of Michigan product has remained unsigned since then, and whether or not the allegations against Edwards are true, they probably don't bode well for his chances of catching on with another NFL team in the near future.


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