A Cleveland Municipal Court judge ruled today that Braylon Edwards violated his probation last week when he plead guilty to DUI.
Edwards, who appeared in court before Judge Michelle Denise Earle with his Cleveland-based lawyer Pat D'Angelo, was hit with one year of active probation beginning today, meaning he has to report to his probation officer once per month via phone. He was also given 100 hours of community service.
Court spokesman Ed Ference said Edwards and D'Angelo weren't thrilled with the judge's ruling today, perhaps thinking he'd be able to walk away without much of a penalty. Edwards could've been sentenced up to six months in jail.
"They're not too happy. I can tell you that much," Ference said. "They made a big case about the charitable work. That’s all fine and dandy. But he still violated his probation. That’s how the judge saw it."
The ruling came mere hours after the Jets had agreed to terms on a new five-year deal with top free agent wide receiver Santonio Holmes. Edwards actually broke the news first, tweeting: "Congrats to @santonio10 Great player and good friend!"
By signing Holmes, though, it's looking more like the Jets won't be bringing back Edwards, especially if they're trying to make a serious run at Nnamdi Asomugha to pair him opposite All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. So in essence, it's been a rough few hours for Edwards.
Following the hearing, Edwards tweeted: "Not the best of days so far...but I'm trying to stay positive."