Attorney Pleads "Not Guilty" For Former Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Braylon Edwards

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Former Cleveland Browns wide-receiver Braylon Edwards was due in court Tuesday after being charged with one count of misdemeanor assault.

Edwards didn't show up, his attorney pled not guilty for him.

Edwards is accused of punching Edward Givens outside of The View Nightclub in October 2009.

Givens is a nightclub promoter and a friend of Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. After hearing the news his buddy got slugged, LeBron James said Edwards acted "childish."

The misdemeanor charge carries up to six months in jail and a one-thousand-dollar fine.

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