New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards, who pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor assault stemming from an incident outside a Cleveland nightclub, will not be suspended by the NFL under its personal-conduct policy, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com on Saturday.
It had been widely speculated that Edwards would receive at least a one-game ban for punching a man, an acquaintance of NBA star LeBron James, last October when Edwards was a member of the Cleveland Browns. Instead of a suspension, it's believed that Edwards will be fined an undisclosed amount by the league.
This is obviously good news for Braylon and the Jets who are already without WR Santonio Holmes for the first 4 games of 2010 for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. Now Edwards needs to work on catching the ball.
This news could be an early indicator that Vince Young, who recently had a night club altercation of his own, may be able to escape the incident without suspension.