The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that Browns receiver Braylon Edwards was accused of assault early this morning. Edwards reportedly punched Edward Givens, promoter of an events management firm, at a nightclub on Prospect Avenue early Monday morning:
In an interview with Cleveland.com'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 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."
Oh boy, sounds like fun! The incident comes after Edwards was flagged for getting into a confrontation during the Cincinnati Bengals game. Edwards was also held to without a catch for the first time in his NFL career.