Don't care what you think of him, this is a good gesture.
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Don't care what you think of him, this is a good gesture.
Yes! This is an excellent point.
Good for him
You could've posted a little bit of information in your post. Thanks for making me have to click an extra time and become even less productive at work. Jerk.
Nice move by Braylon, now if he can just work on keeping his mouth shut.
The embed doesn't work up there, you have to embed down here in the comments.
click on "this", it's a link.
took me a minute to realize as well.
I love when he does these types of things.
Also, cool trick posting the link in invisible ink.
/kidding around, we have all screwed up posts.
Well it's good to hear. I know I've attacked him for some of his actions toward Michigan, but he's still a good guy. Just keep him away from Twitter
Dude come on.
Nobody has time to read this entire post.
Keep it shorter next time.
Anyone know what restaurant this happened in?
South, unfortunately, has been associated with a disproportionate amount of police calls, almost unheard of in Birmingham. "South" has become something of a public nuisance.
Look; Braylon was the plaintiff in this civil case. It was a really odd legal theory; that some restaurant employees had reported that Braylon and his entourage had been involved in a scuffle at the restaurant, and that by linking Braylon to the bar fight, his NFL contract negotiations had been upset. (No doubt because a team might think that with all of Braylon's past indiscretions, he'd be a habitual behavioral problem on the team.)
Braylon's counsel no doubt had the case on a contingency basis. (No fee unless Braylon collects!) And my guess (if anybody knows better, I'm all ears) is that this was a small nuisance settlement to get rid of costly litigation. I would hazard a guess, that for tax reasons, no money ever changed hands with Braylon; that the insurer and/or the bar just agreed to make a donation at Braylon's direction. (It would be interesting to know if Braylon had to give a deposition; this settlement is occurring at the approximate time in civil litigation when the defense would be noticing the deposition of the plaintiff. Braylon's cousins could decline to testify, taking the Fifth. Braylon, without any ciminal jeopardy, probably could not.)
Here's the story about Braylon's "entourage" being charged with felony assault after the dustup. Braylon was never charged with anything in the matter. And since I don't want to get sued by Braylon, let me make it clear that I have no knowledge or information that Braylon was involved in any of the fork-stabbing.
Well well well; it would seem that I was on the right track.
From the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers; apprently, somebody doesn't mind talking about this case even if Braylon's lawyer only wanted to talk about a donation:
A $14 million lawsuit NFL player Braylon Edwards filed against South Bar in Birmingham has been settled for a lot less.
“The insurer for South, despite the absence of any evidence to support Edward’s claims and the failure to respond to South’s discovery requests, agreed to settle Edwards frivolous suit for nuisance value in the amount of $10,000,” South co-owner Emily Puertas said in a statement Monday. “Edwards sought out the settlement, while South continued to defend against his meritless action. South admitted no responsibility in connection with the settlement.”
Attorney David Russell, representing Edwards, declined to comment on the settlement, other than to say Edwards was donating the full amount to his Advanced 100 scholarship fund that helps out students in Cleveland.
Michigan Man Ex-Plaintiff.
This is the one where employees went to the press and said Braylon was putting bounties on people and someone got stabbed with a fork and blablabla
It wouldn't be Braylon, without a Twitter angle, would it?
"Dam. Get ya knuckles ready. Don't fight. if ya don't know how." Naturally, that Tweet was posted to Braylon's Twitter account by someone who picked up Braylon's phone after he lost it on the night in question.
Me so lost.
From the comments section of the story. (Yes I read them because I have a disease.)
some times i really don't understand the Jets when they got him from Cleveland he turn his life around and was starting to become a weapon and then the cut him and get Plaxcio ...wow for what was that what lack of effort and as soon as the season is over he's telling everybody he wants to go to Philly ....Really Hey Jets ...Keep it real with those that keep it real with you Edwards played to his best and you trade him that ridiculous and Cotchery to you guys did the same thing with Cotchery and then bring these unmotivated player here and wonder way sanchez has no chemistry with any of them gimme a break. Please release Plaxcio sign Edwards i pretty sure his stats were better then Plaxcio not last year cause edwards was injured but the year before when he played with the Jet C''mon just be smart Jet's
That comment is just downright abusive to punctuation everywhere
Edwards dropped the $14 million suit, which was filed in 2011, last month after reaching the settlement, TMZ.com said. Sources told the website that Edwards used the settlement money to establish scholarships for 100 kids.
Edwards has a foundation that serves under-privileged kids in education. It's not known if his charity was the beneficiary.
Edwards accused the restaurant and its workers of spreading false rumors of a bar fight involving him. Those rumors, he said, cost him a $15 million NFL deal.
Neither the terms of the settlement nor the team that offered the contract were reported.
He's just stupid, and sometimes he says and does stupid things.
I wonder if he'll pony up the cash to put his little brother through college so he can play football at Michigan...save us a scholarship.
Interesting case for the NCAA rule-niks: Is it a violation for a program alum to pay for an athlete's college if that alum is the brother of the athlete?
Your direct family providing you financial support is not breaking any rules, period.
Exactly. It wasn't a problem for Joey D to pay for his son to walk-on to our bball team.
The last I heard about Edwards was that he was being looked at by MSU.
Any thoughts on where he will end up next year. He is running out of time to turn his NFL career around. I would personally like to see him play for a Lloyd Carr type of non-nonsense coach. Tom Coughlin and the Giants would be a good fit, as they just lost their #3 receiver in Mario Manningham. I would imagine that after all of his antics, Braylon would not command much in terms of salary, especially relative to his potential.
All need WRs...
St. Louis could seriously upgrade the position bringing in Edwards and Justin Blackmon. Sam Bradford would probably give a couple million back to see that happen.
Braylon has always been a good, charitable guy. But he's also had an arrogant, attention-starved side that comes out when he drinks or is getting PAID. This whole getting cut and not being on a team deal is probably good for him in terms of personal growth. He is too physically gifted and athletic to not find a way to get signed on a team.
I like Braylon and his good nature when it comes to charaties. I don't like that he seems to control, or has influenct over, what should be Anthony Carter's #1 jersey. AC is the dude that made that jersey famous. For those of you that are too young, AC and Desmond were the same type of players. You can find old videos of Bo talking about Wangler to AC. Kid was electric everytime he touched the ball.
Braylon could be charitable and humble by having the #1 jersey honor AC.
it was greg mcmurtry that made it famous!
And easy on the caps there
Good for Edwards. Still think he is immature and probably never maximize his great talent, but he does seem to care about the community and is passionate about helping others, and for that I commend him.