(The Spread) - Apparently the San Francisco 49ers aren’t concerned about Braylon Edwards’ potential legal issues.
One day after he reportedly got into an altercation at a bar in Michigan, Edwards signed a one-year deal with the 49ers for just $1 million with no guarantees. The signing could indicate that the Niners are more concerned about Michael Crabtree’s foot than they’re letting on.
The former Brown and Jet receiver could end up facing legal trouble for his role in a fight that broke out at a Birmingham, Michigan bar over the weekend. Two members of his entourage allegedly assaulted bar employees with knives and forks and while Edwards wasn’t arrested, the bar has made a statement indicating that the receiver was definitely involved in the incident. Edwards is already on probation in Cleveland for reportedly punching a man outside of a nightclub, so if he’s charged with anything in this latest situation the NFL may get involved.
Edwards, who is only 28 and who has one Pro Bowl under his belt, probably screwed himself out of a multi-year deal with his latest behavior. Teams were already concerned about his inconsistent hands and overall lack of desire; they became even more concerned when his name popped up in the police blotter. Now he’ll attempt to make a good impression out in San Fran before hitting the open market again in 2012.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog clearly don’t believe the Niners will do much in 2011. They’ve listed the 49ers’ 2012 Super Bowl odds at 50/1, ranking them with other long-shots like the Dolphins (55/1) and Cardinals (65/1).