Braylon Edwards Arrested: Latest Details Surrounding Former NFL WR's DUI Arrest

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 12, 2015

MIAMI - OCTOBER 12:  Wide receiver Braylon Edwards #17 of the New York Jets goes through warm-ups on the field before taking on the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on October 12, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Jets 31-27.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Former NFL wide receiver Braylon Edwards, who spent parts of eight seasons with four different teams, was arrested May 4 and charged with driving under the influence.Β 

According to TMZ, the arrest occurred in Scottsdale, Arizona. Per police records, the 32-year-old former first-round draft pick had a blood-alcohol level exceeding .20, which is more than twice the legal limit and is considered "Extreme DUI."

On Wednesday, former Jets teammate Bart Scott expressed concern regarding Edwards' most recent arrest, according to TMZ:

"I care about him a whole lot. He's really a great guy," Scott says ... "but he has to get a handle on it. He's putting himself and other people's lives in danger." ...

"A lot of players think they're okay and they don't understand that having one or two drinks can lead to this."

Scott says he plans to reach out to Braylon -- who he's known since high school in Detroit -- and wants him to know he's got a TON of support from the guys he grew up with.

"We were always there for each other ... I am here for Braylon. We all are."

Edwards entered the league with the Cleveland Browns before going on to play for the New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. He hasn't appeared in an NFL regular-season game since the 2012 campaign.

Although Edwards did make the Pro Bowl in 2007, when he set career highs with 80 catches for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns, he never reached his immense potential.

People will always view the former University of Michigan standout as a chief example of squandered talent, and he certainly isn't doing his off-field reputation any favors, either.

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