Jets' WR Edwards Charged with Assault

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets wide receiver Braylon
Edwards refused to provide details about the misdemeanor assault charge he faces over accusations he punched a man outside a Cleveland nightclub.

In his first media availability since the charge was filed Monday, he said Wednesday it's "still a legal matter," and "we'll see what happens with that."

The charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. An arraignment was scheduled for Nov. 17 in Cleveland Municipal Court. Edwards' attorney says his client will plead not guilty.

Edwards is accused of punching promoter Edward Givens, a friend of NBA star LeBron James, following an argument Oct. 5. Two days later, the Browns traded Edwards to the Jets.


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