DETROIT (WWJ)– Detroit police confirm that former U of M standout and current New York Jets football player Braylon Edwards, 28, was involved in an accident on Belle Isle overnight.

WWJ spoke with police who said they are unsure of the cause of the one-car accident which happened around 3 a.m., but did say Edwards was driving the car.

An EMS unit was called, but neither Edwards nor the passenger in his car was hurt, when the two-seater sports car drove off the road and into a pylon.

Police said there were no tickets issued and alcohol doesn’t appear to be a factor.

Edwards tweeted: “Got into a fender bender last night, turns out Audi’s & rain don’t mix to well. I’m good.”

Edwards’ website notes that he received the “2009 Spirit of Detroit Award” for his continued support to the city.

Edwards faces trial in a New York DWI case stemming from a Sept. 21 police stop.

He has denied the charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


  1. Dee says:

    Maybe he was practicing his Recieving skills

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