Jets Football Player Charged with NY DWI in Manhattan

New York police stopped a Range Rover driven by football player Braylon Edwards around 5:15 am near the Lincoln Tunnel for having window tinting that was too dark. When issuing a ticket, the officer detected a strong smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle and initiated a New York DWI arrest. Edwards reportedly submitted to a breath test and had a blood alcohol content of 0.16%, twice the legal limit for intoxication.

Edwards, 27, is a wide receiver for the New York Jets. The general manager of the Jets expressed disappointment in Braylon’s actions, saying he should have used the Player Protect Program that provides car service to players who wish to go partying. The team is reviewing the arrest with the NFL to determine appropriate discipline.

Edwards was traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Jets last year, two days after being arrested for punching a friend of basketball player LeBron James outside a Cleveland nightclub. In January, Edwards pleaded no contest to aggravated disorderly conduct and was placed on probation, fined $1000 and given a 180-day suspended jail sentence.

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