Former Michigan standout and current New York Jets receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested in New York this morning on a DUI charge. From the Detroit Free Press:â†µ
Edwards, who is from Detroit and played football for the University of Michigan, was pulled over on the west side of Manhattan about 5:15 this morning because his vehicle had excessive tinting on its windows, and officers noticed a strong smell of alcohol, said the official, who was not authorized to speak about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.â†µ
When you look at the context of the situation, this isn't really all that surprising. The Jets were coming off a big win against rival New England on Sunday, so a little celebration is expected. Edwards himself had one of his better games as a Jet, catching five passes for 45 yards and a touchdown. He made the choice to drive himself home, which wasn't the best idea obviously. This certainly won't help the Jets' reputation after the alleged harassment of a Mexican TV reporter earlier this month.â†µ
Edwards is originally from Detroit and played for the University of Michigan from 2001-2004. He is Michigan's all-time leader in career receptions, yards, and touchdowns.