Jets' WR Edwards Pleads Not Guilty to Assault

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon
Edwards has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge after he was accused of punching a man outside a downtown nightclub last month.

Edwards was arraigned in Cleveland Municipal Court on Tuesday. The 26-year-old was traded to the New York Jets two days after he was accused of punching a friend of NBA star LeBron James on Oct. 5.

James called Edwards' actions "childish."

Edwards waived his right to a speedy trial and was scheduled for a Dec. 12 court hearing. His attorney hasn't returned a request for comment.

While with Cleveland, Edwards dropped passes, criticized the team's play-calling, argued with teammates and famously took a helicopter to a college football game in 2006 despite being told not to go.

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