â†µIt 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.
â†µThe club promoter, 28-year-old Edward Givens, summed up his version of the events thusly:
â†µâ‡¥"After the club closed, I was outside greeting and saying goodbye to â†µâ‡¥people. Braylon comes up and started saying things, degrading me. He â†µâ‡¥said if it wasn't for LeBron or the Four Horsemen, I wouldn't have what â†µâ‡¥I have, nor would I be able to get girls. Everyone knows Braylon has a â†µâ‡¥problem with LeBron. So I had to speak up for myself. The conversation â†µâ‡¥started to escalate. As some of his teammates started to pull him back, â†µâ‡¥he punched me. I have a black eye and a cut. I'm not a violent guy. â†µâ‡¥
â†µâ‡¥"As long as I've known Braylon, I've allowed him and his friends to â†µâ‡¥come into our events free of charge. Whatever jealousy he has with â†µâ‡¥LeBron, he felt he needed to take it out on me." â†µâ‡¥â†µ
â†µIf 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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