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Braylon Edwards apologizes for drunk-driving arrest

New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards apologized this afternoon for his drunk-driving arrest early Tuesday morning on Manhattan's West Side.

"I would like to apologize to my family, my fans, [Jets owner] Mr. [Woody] Johnson, [General Manager] Mike Tannenbaum, [Coach] Rex Ryan and my teammates," Edwards said in a statement released by the Jets. "I will respect the process that is in place and will fully cooperate with the league. I am truly happy to be a member of the New York Jets and I hope I have the opportunity to retire here. I now have to regain the trust of m teammates, the organization and the fans."

His coach, Rex Ryan, defended him -- to a point. "I'm proud of the players we have in this locker room," Ryan said. " ... I think Braylon's a good man; I think he made a mistake."

Ryan, who added that players should not fear a lack of confidentiality if they use the Jets' PlayerProtect program, said he has not yet determined how much Edwards will play against the Miami Dolphins, although he will not start. Edwards' Jets teammates D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Vernon Gholston were in the car with Edwards.

Ryan also announced that Darrelle Revis, who hurt his hamstring giving chase on a Randy Moss touchdown catch, will not play Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  | September 22, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Comments

Damn you Braylon!!! Still love my JETS!

Posted by: DMVinsider | September 22, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Idiot. Apologies mean nothing. What does mean something is that you are committed to not let it happening again.

Posted by: password11 | September 22, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

The Jets, their coach and especially their fans are among the most disgusting in all of sports. Nothing but the worst guys.

Posted by: chopin224 | September 22, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

My questions are; why did his two "team mates" let him drive drunk? Were they drunk too? I think that while they are passing out discipline, some should go to Ferguson and Gholston. They are just as guilty for allowing him to drive in that condition.

Posted by: heygriff | September 22, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

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