Network suspends Edwards for comments about Michigan

The Sports Xchange

September 03, 2018 at 12:05 pm.

Braylon Edwards was hardly thrilled with his alma mater’s play-calling, and his thoughts earned him a suspension from his role as a studio analyst for the Big Ten Network on Monday.

The network announced Edwards was suspended for violating the network’s social media guidelines.

After Michigan opened its season with a 24-17 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday night, the former Wolverines wide receiver took to twitter to express his dismay.

In a now-deleted tweet, Edwards wrote that the Michigan offense was “f-ing” predictable and said “Michigan football is sadly one thing? Trash.”

Edwards also directed his criticism at various Michigan players. He referred to offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz as “weak” and labeled new Wolverines quarterback Shea Patterson “scared.”
At his Monday press conference, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh responded to the tweets by Edwards.
“There’s nobody in our program who thinks those things about any player on our team, let alone the two players he described,” Harbaugh said. “On the other level, it’s disappointing that a member of the Big Ten Network would choose to attack the character of two of our players. That’s disappointing.

“And, I would say that if somebody wants to attack the character of anyone on the ballclub, come after me, not our youngsters.”

Following Harbaugh’s press conference, Edwards returned fire with a lengthy tweet, writing: “So funny that everyone is worried (about) my tweet as opposed to the real issue, 0-17 on the road against ranked opponents, 1-6 against rivals and the one win was against a 3-9 MSU (Michigan State). Last thing I will ask and really think about this before you get mad, is Michigan better than Iowa.”

Edwards joined the Big Ten Network in 2017 and was coached by Harbaugh in 2011 before getting released by the San Francisco 49ers.