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Jets Wide Receiver

Busted for DWI

9/21/2010 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested for drunk driving early this AM -- and, according to cops, he had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

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The 27-year-old was pulled over in his Range Rover in NY at 5:15AM for having tinted windows -- but police smelled alcohol. Edwards blew a .16.

He's currently in custody.

NY Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum says "We are very disappointed in Braylon's actions this morning ... We are reviewing the information with the league and will impose the appropriate disciplinary measures." Tannenbaum also said Edwards is aware the Jets provide a car service for all their players.

Edwards was at a charity event Monday night hosted by his teammate Jerrico Cotchery. Several other Jets players were also there.

UPDATE 8:45AM PDT: Edwards is still in custody, awaiting arraignment. FOX5 in NY obtained his mug shot (above).

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16.

Lewy    

No story here, boys. Just another NFL drunk.

1431 days ago
17.

joy behar    

So whaat, who caares!

1431 days ago
18.

Jennifer    

I sure hope he gets at least a 4 game suspension. If not, the Commissioner is a joke. Ben Rothlisburger may be an idiot, but legally he didn't commit a crime and was suspended for 4 games. This guy actually committed a crime and deserves at LEAST the same punishment (more in my opinion).

1431 days ago
19.

Bubba Ganoosh    

He actually caught a few passes on Sunday which is rare for him so he probably went out to celebrate.

1431 days ago
20.

MP    

Just another day in the ThugFL.

1431 days ago
21.

neenee    

Don't Stars/ Football/ Baseball / Basketball Players make enough money to hire a driver or get a room next door / walking distance call a cab make arrangements when you know you are going out to drink

1431 days ago
22.

Ji8mbee    

with his celebrity status and money.....I was surprise NYPD kept him more then 30 minute

1431 days ago
23.

TheDude    

is that just Chris Rock with a beard?

1431 days ago
24.

Quinn    

# 5, didn't we just kick the Pat's a$$es two days ago? so WTF are you talking about? See you on 12/6 dumba$$.

1431 days ago
25.

Throwback kid    

Was Braylon with his Male companion that he is always with?

1431 days ago
26.

jamie    

I hope there is a six game suspension coming his way. Ben Roethlisberger got a six game suspension (lowered to four) and he wasn't even charged with a crime!! The commissioner of the NFL plays favorites, based on race. Ben was an example. How many black players this year have committed crimes and have been charged but have received no punishment. Um, isn't that racist?

1431 days ago
27.

josh    

DWI usually refers to alcohol, DUI usually refers to narcotics, squeaky. You sure are defensive this afternoon bro, don't like being corrected? Doesn't matter where you're from, DWI never refers to a lack of insurance. Your screw-up dad got a DWI and lied to you about it. Explains a lot actually. ****.

1431 days ago
28.

Superman    

It's the black Joaquin Phoenix.

1431 days ago
29.

TJ    

Sure, he's stupid for driving drunk / intoxicated, he has all the opportunity to get home safely but he chose not to do the right thing and he should be prosecuted accordingly, but I get mad as hell when some of you say he should get suspended or fired. My opinion is work is work and personal is personal. This has nothing to do with his job. How would you like to make a mistake like this and go to work the next day to get reprimanded or fired? One has nothing to do with the other and if your one of those people that say hes a role model for kids, then you don't know how to raise kids!

1431 days ago
30.

jamie    

He TJ- Ben Rothlesberger acted inappropriately on his own time and HE STILL GOT SUSPENDED....People in the NFL, making millions and millions of dollars need to act responsibility on and off the field- if they cannot, they deserve to be punished. There are hundreds of men, who can drive sober, who would love to take his spot. One has everything to do with the other, when you are in the public eye.
So, Michael Vick- AKA dog killer, he got suspended for his horrible actions, according to your statement, should he have not gotten suspended, because what he did was not during work?!
Go open a book or something, stupid people like you are annoying.

1431 days ago
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