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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards pleads guilty to driving while intoxicated

Braylon Edwards after entering his plea. (Seth Wenig / AP)
New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated Friday, ending a case that began with his arrest Sept. 21 in Manhattan.

Edwards, who will be a free agent when the lockout ends, was fined $500 and his license was suspended for six months. He will continue in the NFL's substance abuse program.

“I feel good. I feel like it came to a fair conclusion,” Edwards said. “I'm happy this is past us and now it's time to focus on football again.”

At the time of his arrest, Edwards had a blood-alcohol content that was twice the legal limit and he happened to also be on probation from a 2009 fight incident outside a Cleveland nightclub.

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