Edwards gets probation, $1,000 fine

Updated: January 12, 2010, 7:23 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards has been placed on probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor aggravated disorderly conduct in Cleveland.

Braylon Edwards

Edwards

Edwards was in court Tuesday after he initially pleaded not guilty in November to misdemeanor assault after he was accused of punching a man outside a downtown nightclub.

Judge Michelle Earley gave Edwards a suspended 180-day jail sentence and fined him $1,000. His probation will be inactive, which means he will not have to report to a probation officer.

The former Browns receiver was traded to the Jets two days after he was accused of punching a friend of NBA star LeBron James on Oct. 5.

Edwards was expected to return to the Jets facility later Tuesday. The Jets play at the San Diego Chargers in a playoff game on Sunday.


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