Jets’ Braylon Edwards faces jail after punching friend of LeBron James outside club

D067725015.JPGThat risk the Jets called “manageable” when they signed Braylon Edwards became more tangible Monday.
 
The lightning rod wide receiver was charged with misdemeanor assault in Cleveland Municipal Court in connection with an incident outside a downtown nightclub days before the Jets acquired him in a trade with the Browns.
 
The Jets issued a statement that seemed not to indicate much concern. “The team was aware of these allegations prior to acquiring Braylon from Cleveland. He has been cooperative with authorities and we will allow the legal process to run its course,” the statement read.

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Pictured: Wide receiver Braylon Edwards #17 of the New York Jets goes through pre-game warm-up before taking on the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on October 12, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Jets 31-27. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)