*New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested this morning for driving while intoxicated after officers pulled him over for excessive tinting on his SUV, police said.
Edwards was pulled over on the west side of Manhattan around 5:15 a.m., and officers noticed a strong smell of alcohol, said chief NYPD spokesman Paul Browne. The athlete was given a breath test at the scene and another at a police station. His blood alcohol level was .16, twice the legal limit, officials said. There were four other people in the SUV at the time.
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 in which a player who drinks can call for a driver to take him home.
In January, Edwards was placed on probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor aggravated disorderly conduct in Cleveland for punching a man outside a nightclub. He was traded by the Browns to the Jets two days after the October nightclub encounter.
Edwards had a big game for the Jets in their 28-14 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday, catching five passes, including a touchdown and a 2-point conversion. He was penalized for taunting — he danced in front of the defensive back covering him — after his 10-yard TD catch and coach Rex Ryan clearly wasn’t happy on the sideline, shaking his head.