If Eric Mangini (above) is imposing heavy fines for improper use of the mini bar, how might he react to WR Braylon Edwards allegedly assaulting a Cleveland party promoter at 2am this morning? Edwards Givens of Eighty81 tells the Plain Dealer’s Starting Blocks blog exactly how Edwards chose to celebrate the Browns’ 23-20 O.T. defeat to the Bengals yesterday ;
“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.
Jealous? Really? It’s not as though LeBron’s won more championships than Edwards. And can The Chosen One claim he’s ever taken part in a nationally televised panel discussion alongside Will Leitch and Buzz Bissinger? I think not.