Sunday, January 17, 2010
Source: No playoff penalty for WR
By Adam Schefter ESPN
New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards pleaded no contest to misdemeanor aggravated disorderly conduct this week, was fined $1,000, and given a suspended 180-day jail sentence. But his punishment isn't over yet.
Edwards' case will be reviewed under the NFL's personal conduct policy and is expected to result in discipline, though not during this postseason, a league source said.
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Edwards initially pleaded not guilty in November to misdemeanor assault after he was accused of punching a friend of NBA star LeBron James on Oct. 5 outside a downtown Cleveland nightclub. The former Browns receiver was traded to the Jets two days later.
Even if the Jets win Sunday and advance to the AFC Championship Game, the league will not punish Edwards this season. But he is facing some type of punishment for the 2010 season, and a suspension will be considered.
The NFL soon will review Edwards' case and make its decision based on the facts of this case and the receiver's behavioral history. Fortunately for Edwards, he has not been involved in any prior incidents.
Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.