Braylon Edwards Punches Duck In The Face

5 10 2009

David and goliath

Here’s a funny one… kinda. I’m sure Braylon has been catching all kinds of heat after that tear jerker on Sunday afternoon, so add that to drinking and this was bound to happen to some member of the Browns. Braylon called dude out on some serious ish (he wouldn’t be anything without Lebron), but let’s face it. Would he really be where he is without him? How about you just say yeah, I won the lottery, Fuck you, instead of insisting that it’s self made? Would that have disarmed Edwards? And who goes to the hospital for getting punched once? Seriously…. I get that ur gonna sue and prob get paid out of court, but it’s in the paper that you went Glass Joe on B, and it’s def the talk of Cleveland. Gotta love Cleveland man…. gotta love Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A-28-year-old Cleveland man accused Browns receiver Braylon Edwards of assaulting him early today at View Ultralounge & Nightclub.

Edward Givens said the incident took place outside of View nightclub at 618 Prospect Ave. at about 2:30 a.m. Givens said he went to Lutheran Hospital this morning because he suffered a black eye and a cut. He said he also has a headache.

The suspect’s name on the police report is redacted. But multiple sources and the victim say the suspect is Edwards.

A police report gives these details:

Givens was talking to the suspect outside the club when the suspect started an argument. The suspect then punched Givens with a closed first on the left side of his face. Givens told officers he would seek treatment at Lutheran Hospital.

Givens is a promoter with Eighty81 LLC, an events management and marketing firm that hosts parties on Sundays at View.

In an interview with’s Starting Blocks blog this morning, Givens said:

“After the club closed, I was outside greeting and saying goodbye to people. Braylon comes up and started saying things, degrading me. He said if it wasn’t for LeBron (James) or the Four Horsemen, I wouldn’t have what I have, nor would I be able to get girls. Everyone knows Braylon has a problem with LeBron. So I had to speak up for myself. The conversation started to escalate. As some of his teammates started to pull him back, he punched me. I have a black eye and a cut. I’m not a violent guy.

“As long as I’ve known Braylon, I’ve allowed him and his friends to come into our events free of charge. Whatever jealousy he has with LeBron, he felt he needed to take it out on me.”

James, who addressed the incident after the Cavaliers’ practice, criticized the attack on his friend. He said that he has no relationship with Edwards but has felt that the football player is jealous of his success. (Read more of James’ comments.)

Police officers then broke up another disturbance involving the suspect.

Simple assault case are not investigated by police. It is up to the victims to file complaints with the city prosecutor.

Browns coach Eric Mangini said he’s aware that there are reports of an incident involving Edwards and that he talked to Edwards about it.

Mangini said “personal conduct is very important to me.”

He said of Edwards’ demeanor during their talk, “Nobody wants to be in any situation but a positive situation. It’s someting we talked about. I’m still gathering information.”

He added that he doesn’t have many details and had no further comment at this time.





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12 02 2010
james coleman


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