Ex-NFL star Bart Scott says his former NY Jets teammate Braylon Edwards needs to get help after his most recent DUI arrest -- before someone ends up hurt ... or worse.
"I care about him a whole lot. He's really a great guy," Scott says ... "but he has to get a handle on it. He's putting himself and other people's lives in danger."
Of course, Scott's referring to Braylon's DUI arrest in Arizona last week ... his second DUI arrest in 5 years.
"A lot of players think they're okay and they don't understand that having one or two drinks can lead to this."
Scott says he plans to reach out to Braylon -- who he's known since high school in Detroit -- and wants him to know he's got a TON of support from the guys he grew up with.
"We were always there for each other ... I am here for Braylon. We all are."