Edwards to play following arrest

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have decided that wide receiver Braylon Edwards will play, but won't start, this Sunday against Miami following his drunk driving arrest.

Edwards was arrested early Tuesday morning, and the Jets held an evening meeting concerning the matter.

"After talking with [head coach Rex Ryan] and [owner Woody Johnson], based on the facts we have, we'll let everything run its course," general manager Mike Tannenbaum told the team's website. "When the case is fully adjudicated, he will be subject to disciplinary measures under the NFL's substance abuse policy."

The Jets also determined that tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and defensive end Vernon Gholston, who were both in the car, will not be punished.

The story on the team's site said that under NFL rules, teams are not allowed to discipline players for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Ryan will determine when Edwards will play.

Tannenbaum had released a statement earlier Tuesday.

"We are very disappointed in Braylon's actions this morning," the statement said. "The Player Protect program is in place for our organization to prevent this situation. Braylon is aware of this program and showed poor judgment.

"We are reviewing the information with the league and will impose the appropriate disciplinary measures."

According to the New York Post, Edwards was pulled over by police on the West Side of Manhattan for having overly tinted windows. The paper said police then smelled alcohol and Edwards registered a .16 on a breath test, twice the legal limit of .08.

Edwards had five catches for 45 yards and a touchdown this past Sunday in a win over New England after catching just one pass for nine yards in the season opener against Baltimore.


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