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Former Wolverine Braylon Edwards Avoids DUI Suspension, Fined $50K

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Wide receiver Braylon Edwards #1 of the Michigan Wolverines catches a pass  (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images, File)

Wide receiver Braylon Edwards #1 of the Michigan Wolverines catches a pass (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images, File)

Braylon Edwards pled guilty in court for a DWI and somehow escaped jail time. More good news came Edwards’ way on Tuesday, too, as the NFL informed the 49ers that Edwards won’t be suspended during the 2011 season.

That’s per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, who also reports that Edwards will be tagged with a $50,000 fine from the league for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. In other words, he’s getting off pretty cleanly.

Edwards’ case is bizarre because he’s been sitting out in limbo for quite some time — his DUI occurred in September 2010 — and because he’s had other run-ins with the law since his DUI arrest. The league, however, indicated that this fine (and the lack of suspension) was for the DUI only.

“Any other matters will be addressed at the appropriate time,” a league spokesperson said.

So, yeah, Edwards could up facing more discipline from the league, although it’s not guaranteed. Perhaps, like the rest of the league during free agency, they’ll just forget about him.

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