For a long time now I've been using the initials for the NFL to describe it's other moniker, the "National Felony League". Since that time, it's member's have continuously demonstrated that due to their popularity and high salaries they are somehow above the law, and this week Braylon Edwards tested those waters following a stop for tinted windows that led to the officer detecting the odor of alcohol and Edwards subsequent failure of a field sobriety test. I believe that a lot of the problems that players run into have a lot to do with their upbringing, but the teams they play for bear some of the responsibility too, and in this case it's the N.Y. Jets.
It was barely 72 hours after the Jets were called out by the league for the behavior displayed in the locker room towards reporter Inez Sainz that Edwards found himself in the can. But this bad boy behavior is far from limited to Edwards, the entire Jets organization seems to be out of control and unfortunately the job of disciplinarian is Rex Ryan's, however he's too busy mugging for TV camera's to be bothered with miniscule tasks such as keeping his players in check. Ryan's loudmouth rants about "playing like a Jet" are about as demanding as he gets when it comes to keeping his team in line, and this was verified when Ryan declared Edwards active for Sunday, just not a starter. The Player's Union has said as long as Edwards doesn't file a grievance over any type of benching they wouldn't intervene.
Things also could get worse for Edwards, not only has his license been suspended already, but he faces up to a year in jail in Cleveland for violating his probation after his fight last year outside a club, and after the way he exited the Browns don't be surprised if a judge doesn't want to violate his ass and throw him in a cage for 12 months immediately. Then there's the likelihood he'll be fined about $50,000 by the league and suspended once there's an outcome on the DUI. Regardless of how this all pans out, this guy represents the very best of what we look for in a TOOL and since Edwards had a car service that's provided to Jets players for situations just like this at his disposal, yet he chose to drive anyway, he is more than deserving to be the YGS Tool of the Week!!!