Braylon Edwards Sues Restaurant After Altercation

BIRMINGHAM (AP) – Former Michigan football star and current San Francisco 49ers’ receiver Braylon Edwards is suing an Oakland County restaurant and three of its employees for more than $14 million for slander, extortion and malicious prosecution following an altercation.

The suit in Oakland County Circuit Court claims that $15 million in guaranteed money from an NFL team was rescinded after allegations surfaced that Edwards was directly involved in the Aug. 1 incident at Birmingham’s South restaurant.

Edwards says in the suit he “was forced to take a contract” with another team for “only $1 million in guaranteed money.”

The suit claims the altercation started when some patrons harassed Edwards’ party. Edwards says he left through a rear door. The Associated Press left a message Wednesday seeking comment from the restaurant’s attorney.

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