More bad news for Braylon Edwards, the incident that took place in a Birmingham, MI bar that was initially believed to be between members of Edwards entourage and bar staff now appears to have been started by Braylon.
Two employees who work at the bar and were present Sunday night have provided details to SB Nation:
According to the sources, the original altercation started between Edwards’ group of about 20 friends and about eight to 10 “known guys” from Detroit whose leader was described as a “million dollar drug dealer” who frequents South Bar in Birmingham, a wealthy suburb of The Motor City.
Former NBA player and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose was reported to be part of Edwards’ group and while described as drunk, he apparently attempted to hold Edwards back and keep him from fighting.
The original altercation was said to have started when someone from Edwards’ group “threw up” in the booth area of the group from Detroit.
Both sides came together but security at the club was able to separate the two sides before anything more happened. The group from Detroit agreed to leave out of respect to their relationship with the establishment.
Edwards, however, was not ready to let the matter die.
According to both sources, he mistook a bus boy only identified as “Dave” for a bouncer and charged into the kitchen after him. Edwards reportedly tackled Dave (described as a big guy who looks like a linebacker) and the two exchanged blows before they were separated.
While Edwards and Dave were fighting, two of Edwards’ cousins rushed into the kitchen. One produced a knife that he had been carrying and stabbed a bouncer in his back and his hand. The other grabbed a fork and stabbed a different bouncer in his neck and his head. These two cousins were arrested by police that night.
The bus boy reportedly assaulted by Edwards is said to be filing a report with the Birmingham Police Department charging Edwards for assaulting him.
That doesn’t sound to great for Braylon. Not only does he have various pending legal issues (most recently a DUI that happened last season) but Edwards is a free agent and this coming out as he’s trying to latch on with a team probably won’t help his pursuit of that.
Considering Jalen Rose was the one to restrain Braylon but was just sentenced to 20 days in jail for his DUI conviction, I don’t know if the two of them in tandem is such a great thing… I’m totally joking… kind of
Edwards is expected to visit the 49ers this week.