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Braylon Edwards avoids DUI suspension, fined $50K

Posted on: September 6, 2011 9:39 pm
Edited on: September 6, 2011 9:53 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Braylon Edwards pled guilty in court for a DWI and somehow escaped jail time. More good news came Edwards' way on Tuesday, too, as the NFL informed the 49ers that Edwards won't be suspended during the 2011 season.

That's per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, who also reports that Edwards will be tagged with a $50,000 fine from the league for violation of the league's substance abuse policy. In other words, he's getting off pretty cleanly.

Edwards' case is bizarre because he's been sitting out in limbo for quite some time -- his DUI occurred in September 2010 -- and because he's had other run-ins with the law since his DUI arrest. The league, however, indicated that this fine (and the lack of suspension) was for the DUI only.

"Any other matters will be addressed at the appropriate time," a league spokesperson said.

So, yeah, Edwards could up facing more discipline from the league, although it's not guaranteed. Perhaps, like the rest of the league during free agency, they'll just forget about him.

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Since: Sep 6, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 10:35 pm
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Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2011 10:28 pm

Braylon Edwards avoids DUI suspension, fined $50K

I wonder if Edwards will play on a high note come Sunday, now that he's been given a slap on the wrist.  Let's hope.  I would love to see B.E. have a field day against those pesky Seagulls in week one.

Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: September 6, 2011 9:51 pm

Braylon Edwards avoids suspension for DUI

Thumbs up.

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