Lawyer: Jets’ Braylon Edwards ‘Headed For Trial’ In DWI Case

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Jets star Braylon Edwards is headed for trial in his DWI case, but his attorney said Monday that “we’re always talking about possible resolutions.”

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 Mark Sanchez’s “Jets West” camp, and his flight from Los Angeles was cancelled.

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.

After his last day in court on March 7, Edwards emphasized that he wants to stay with the Jets and said he believes the interest was mutual.

“I definitely want to come back and maybe take advantage of the AFC championship. This year maybe we’ll win one,” he said. “I love being a Jet.”

Edwards reiterated his desire to stay with New York earlier this month at “Jets West.”

“This is where I want to be,” said Edwards. “I don’t want to go anywhere else to start over. I like the organization, I like the players and I love my quarterback.”

Do you want to see Braylon back, despite his ongoing DWI case? Sound off below…

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  1. Heloise says:

    no, we don’t need another irresponsible driver in Manhattan. Ban all dark windows.

    Victim of Dark window accident. AI

  2. MIKE says:

    HE SHOULD MAKE THE ARGUMENT LIKE THE WHITE FOOTBALLS PLAYERS SON. HE WAS PULLED OVER FOR SMOKING WEED, BUT HE SAID HIS FRIEND WAS SMOKING. HE GOT OFF BUT HE WAS BLATANTLY HIGH!!!!!!

    HIS FRIEND WAS SMOKING….PUHLEEZ!!

    1. The Good Reverend Tuxton "Sincere" Jones says:

      The “white football players son” took the matter to trial, and was acquitted. Braylon is free to do the same and take it to trial. That Simms (the white guy you refer to) was “blatantly high” is merely your estimation. A jury has rendered its verdict and obviously believed he was not “blatantly high.”

  3. Paul S. says:

    He was definately wrong and deserves to be punished, however I feel the Jets should resign him. Fine him, and lets move on!

  4. GIANTguy says:

    I certainly hope he looses his license for seven months and pays all the fines. Nobody should drive a car after drinking ESPECIALLY A MILLIONAIRE AND semiROLE MODEL! but i don’t see why the jets wont take him back..fits their style perfectly.

  5. al says:

    i could care less about his dwi case. bring him back if he helps the offense

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