Braylon Edwards Not a Fan of His Fellow "Witnesses"

A player for a winless team, even a more notable one, should probably get used to not being the most adored athlete in his given town. Especially when he shares a market with one of the most famous figures in all of sports.
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↵It appears Braylon Edwards has some difficulty accepting that reality. The Browns receiver, he of the frequent dropsies, is being accused of assaulting a club promoter who Edwards said owed all of his success to LeBron James. Presumably, Braylon would prefer that he be the one responsible for conferring secondhand achievement.
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↵The club promoter, 28-year-old Edward Givens, summed up his version of the events thusly:
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↵⇥"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. ↵⇥

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↵⇥"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." ↵⇥

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↵If true, Braylon could have more to deal with than a hefty dose of insecurity. But then perhaps a change of location is in order. Say, Oakland. They need receivers. Tom Cable needs a sparring partner and Jack Cust needs someone to feel jealous of him.
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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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