- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 21, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested in Manhattan on a charge of driving while intoxicated Tuesday, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

Edwards was pulled over on the west side of Manhattan around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday 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.

In January, Edwards was placed on probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor aggravated disorderly conduct in Cleveland. He was accused of punching a man outside a nightclub.

Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said Edwards showed poor judgment.

“We are very disappointed in Braylon’s actions this morning,” Tannenbaum said in a statement. “We are reviewing the information with the league and will impose the appropriate disciplinary measures.”

Tannenbaum noted the Jets have a special program for players: If one goes into a social setting and plans to drink, he can call for a driver to take him home.



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