The attorney, Peter Frankel, appeared in a Manhattan courtroom for a pretrial hearing and spoke outside court. Edwards was excused from the hearing. He and some of his teammates were attending quarterback Mark Sanchez’s so-called Jets West Camp, and his flight from Los Angeles was canceled.
The judge set another hearing for July 22 on whether Edwards‘ alleged statements are admissible, whether the September vehicle stop was legal, and other evidentiary issues.
“We don’t believe that the breath test gave an accurate indication of how much he had to drink that night,” Frankel said.
Police said they pulled Edwards over in Manhattan around 5 a.m. on Sept. 21 because his SUV’s windows were too dark. Officers said the wide receiver’s blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
Prosecutors say his arrest was legal, the test was fine and there’s enough evidence to support the charges. The most serious is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
The attorney said he has about a dozen potential witnesses, including people who were in the vehicle with Edwards and people who were in contact with him that night.
The 28-year-old is scheduled to become a free agent. Players are currently locked out amid a contract clash with the NFL.
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