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Jets' owner says Braylon Edwards let team down

Woody Johnson says he has spoken to the receiver 'three or four' times since his arrest on drunk-driving charges and has told him his actions were not acceptable.

September 23, 2010|Wire reports
(Bill Kostroun / Associated…)

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said wide receiver Braylon Edwards let himself and the team down because of his arrest on drunk-driving charges Tuesday morning.

Johnson said Thursday that he has spoken to Edwards "three or four times" since the incident and told him his actions were "not acceptable, Braylon. I'm disappointed."

Johnson said he's more "sad" than embarrassed by some of the off-field issues with his team because they don't "represent who we are or who I want us to be."

Edwards was arraigned Tuesday after a breath test showed he had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when he was stopped on Manhattan's West Side, prosecutors said. Edwards apologized to the team Wednesday.

Delhomme is still not ready

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme has not been cleared to practice, making it more likely that backup Seneca Wallace will make his second start in a row.

Delhomme injured his right ankle in the Browns' season opener. The team has not been specific about the severity of his injury. Delhomme was on the sideline in a walking boot Sunday when Wallace started against Kansas City.

Ravens, Kindle agree to deal

The Baltimore Ravens and top draft pick Sergio Kindle agreed to terms on a one-year contract, even though the linebacker will not play this season.

Kindle fractured his skull shortly before training camp in July when he fell down two flights of stairs. The former Texas standout underwent a series of neurological exams from independent doctors in Baltimore, which led the Ravens to believe he would not be able to play in 2010.

He was put on the reserve nonfootball injury list Thursday.

Vikings' Harvin returns to practice

Percy Harvin returned to Minnesota Vikings practice after missing the previous session because of another migraine headache.

Harvin struggled with migraines throughout the preseason but says he went almost six weeks between headaches. Harvin says he's feeling great and was encouraged with how he was able to recover from his latest episode.

Super Bowl plans are moving ahead

Indianapolis organizers expect the 2012 Super Bowl to be played on its original date, despite growing concerns that an NFL work stoppage could force postponement or cancellation of the game.

At a news conference Thursday, host committee officials said they were moving "full speed" ahead with their plans for Feb. 5, 2012. They outlined a number of initiatives that either have started or will begin in the next several months, and are beginning to line up volunteers for the biggest sporting event Indianapolis has ever hosted.

And it appears everything is on schedule — for now.

"The NFL has instructed us to be ready Feb. 5, 2012, and we will be," said Allison Melangton, president of the host committee. "I get concerned about things that I can control, not something that I can't."

Seahawks name new president

Peter McLoughlin is the new president of the Seattle Seahawks, leaving a similar position with the NHL's St. Louis Blues.

McLoughlin's hiring was announced on Thursday morning. He replaces Tod Leiweke, who announced at the end of July he was leaving as the head of Paul Allen's Vulcan Sports and Entertainment to become chief executive and minority owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

McLoughlin's responsibilities in Seattle won't be as far-reaching as Leiweke's. McLoughlin will oversee the business operations for the Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer. Leiweke also oversaw operations for the Portland Trail Blazers.

McLoughlin spent four years with the Blues.

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