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Braylon Edwards charged with assault

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CLEVELAND (AP)—Authorities say New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards(notes) has been charged with misdemeanor assault over accusations he punched a man outside a Cleveland nightclub.


Cleveland city prosecutor Victor Perez filed the charge Monday. It carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.


An arraignment was scheduled for Nov. 17 in Cleveland Municipal Court.


Patrick D’Angelo, an attorney for Edwards, says his client will plead not guilty.


Edwards is accused of punching promoter Edward Givens, a friend of NBA star LeBron James, following an argument Oct. 5. Two days later, the Browns traded Edwards to the Jets.


The Jets said in a statement that the team was aware of the allegations prior to the trade and will let the legal process to run its course.



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