Braylon On DWI: ‘Don’t Know If I’m Embarrassed’

Manish Mehta of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reported today that Braylon Edwards apparently didn’t think his arrest for DWI Tuesday morning, “would project the Jets in a negative light.

Braylon Edwards Drinking Before DWI

Today Edwards said of his arrest:

“I don’t understand the black eye that this would put on the organization. Because this isn’t a representation of what this organization is about. .. I don’t see how this could be a black eye for them. More so be a black eye for myself if anything. I’m human. I’m not the first person to make a mistake. It was sad for me (being) in that situation. I don’t know if I would describe it (as) embarrassed.”

Jets Coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday in reaction to Edwards’ arrest, “It’s kind of an embarrassing moment for the organization. We are a disciplined football team. I think our football team has learned our lessons. I think Braylon is a good man.

Jets beat reporter Mehta also noted that Edwards, “appeared flippant during his session with the media and admitted that he wouldn’t contest it if the team decided to deactivate him for the game.

Edwards will not start for the Jets on Sunday against Miami but will suit up for the game. Of Edwards being benched but not deactivated for the game, Ryan said,  “That’s a bigger punishment than you think. That’s it for now.

Mehta noted via Twitter that Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis said of Edwards not starting, but still having a chance to play on Sunday, “It really doesn’t make sense.Read more…

Photo: Braylon Edwards Mugshot After DWI Arrest

Here’s the booking photo of Braylon Edwards after his arrest on suspicion of DWI at 5:15 in Manhattan this morning.

Braylon Edwards Mugshot

(Glassy)

After being pulled over by police for a window tint violation, he reportedly recorded a 0.16 breathalyzer reading - twice New York’s legal limit.

Edwards has officially been charged with two misdemeanor counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while impaired. He was released from a Manhattan court this afternoon and is due back in court November 9.

Braylon Edwards Drinking Before DWI

Click the montage above for additional photos of (a thirsty?) Edwards as he attended a charity event for a Jets teammate last night - hours before his arrest.

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