NFL fines WR Braylon Edwards $50K

Updated: September 7, 2011, 3:13 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Braylon Edwards was fined $50,000 for violating the NFL policy on substances of abuse, the team said Tuesday.

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The fine is for Edwards' arrest for driving under the influence in September 2010 while he was with the New York Jets. Edwards pleaded guilty in July, but won't face a league suspension, according to the team.

Edwards later tweeted about it.

"I guess the good news is out 49er faithfuls, no suspension. I did get fined but I am in agreement and happy to move on," Edwards said via his Twitter account.

In January 2010, Edwards pleaded no contest in Cleveland to aggravated disorderly conduct after being accused of punching a friend of NBA star LeBron James.

While on his 18-month probation from the Cleveland case, Edwards was charged with driving while intoxicated in his Land Rover in Manhattan in September 2010. Police said his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

Edwards joined the 49ers on a one-year contract this offseason and is expected to give Alex Smith a downfield threat in the passing game.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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