Edwards to play despite DUI

Star wide receiver Braylon Edwards will play in the New York Jets’ next game against the Miami Dolphins despite being arraigned Tuesday on drunken-driving charges.

A breath test showed Edwards had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit after he was stopped on Manhattan’s West Side around 5 a.m., prosecutors said.

A solemn Edwards was released without bail in a case that could compound his legal troubles while he’s on probation after a fracas in Cleveland last year. He declined to discuss the drunken-driving arrest as he left a Manhattan courthouse, thronged by reporters.

“There will be plenty of time to talk. I’ll address everybody,” said Edwards, wearing a black T-shirt and fashionably torn gray jeans.

Authorities said there were four other people in the SUV, and the Jets confirmed that starting left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson and defensive end Vernon Gholston were among them.


Michael Vick will take over as the Philadelphia Eagles’ No. 1 quarterback, coach Andy Reid said Tuesday, a day after he announced he would go back to Kevin Kolb.

“When someone is playing at the level Michael Vick is playing, you have to give him an opportunity,” Reid said. “This isn’t about Kevin Kolb’s play. You’re talking about Michael Vick as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now.”

Vick threw for 175 yards and one touchdown and ran for 103 yards in a 27-20 season-opening loss to Green Bay. He had 284 yards passing and two TDs in a 35-32 win at Detroit on Sunday.


Reggie Bush’s broken leg likely will sideline him about six weeks but not the rest of the season, a person familiar with the injury said. … New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is likely done for the season, the Boston Globe reported. … Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley, who is thought to have killed himself with a gunshot to the head, had made previous statements about committing suicide, according to a sheriff’s investigative report released Tuesday. … The Steelers’ starting quarterback Sunday at Tampa Bay will be either Byron Leftwich or Charlie Batch as Dennis Dixon was lost indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his left knee. Dixon is expected to have surgery today and could go on the injured reserve list.