Studio Gangstas…Braylon Edwards Edition

Posted: August 2, 2011 by dontbeskerritt in NFL
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I feel I should have saved this for my brother “The General” as he is a native Clevelander and I’m sure he has plenty to talk about with this developing situation.  It seems like our friend and current free agent Braylon Edwards has had another brush with the law.  Here are the details per FOX 2 Detroit:

Sunday, Edwards was allegedly at the South Bar in Birmingham. Reportedly two people in his entourage were arrested after roughing up some employees around two o’clock in the morning.

Around that same time, Edwards tweeted, “Damn. Get ya knuckles ready” and “Don’t fight if. You don’t know how.”

Apparently, Edwards’ crew got in argument with a member of the kitchen crew.  The fight spilled into the kitchen, resulting in a stabbing.  Officers did not talk to Edwards at all after the fight and he was not charged with any wrongdoing. Afterwards, Edwards said his phone was stolen and hacked, resulting in the tweets about getting knuckles ready or whatever that means.

However, there is something bigger here.  It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Mr. Edwards.  First, his plead guilty to DWI in New York on July 25.  Next, he was sentenced to one year probation and 100 hours of community service for another bar fight in Cleveland.  Now he is waiting on a call from an NFL team after his old team, the New York Jets decided to sign Plaxico Burress.   I feel Edwards’s pain.  I’ll put his career in terms of a relationship.  First, he gets with a girl (Cleveland) that holds him down and the actually have some good times.  But she doesn’t look good at all and he has been looking to leave the whole time.  He finally bolts for the hot chick (New York) without even looking back.  But the hot chick gets tired of him after a year and would rather get with the brother who just got out of prison (Burress), than keep him.  Tyler Perry couldn’t have come up with any better…or maybe he has and I didn’t see the movie.  This situation violates everything about Edwards’s life; he has always been one of the most self-absorbed players in the league for who knows what reason.  He wants to be a model very badly, but also wants to show he’s a tough guy.  Not a good combination.

The ManCave crew has a term for guys who are all bark but have very little if any bite.  They are called studio gangstas.  They usually congregate in areas where a higher class of behavior is expected and desired, but in the effort to keep it real, more base and primitive behavior emerges.  You definitely can see this at your local college, high-brow nightclubs, church picnics, etc.  You can identify them with their tight V-neck t-shirts that go down to their belly-button and skinny jeans.  It’s an epidemic that’s sweeping the nation as seen here in this video unfortunately shot in my hometown of Washington DC.

We at the ManCave06 say that men just need to be themselves.  If you’re good with the hands, then by all means get your “knuckles ready” and bully people and do whatever brawlers do.  If you’re soft as baby doo-doo, that’s ok too.  You can earn respect with your mind; I don’t know how, play Sudoku or WordFeud or something.  But don’t ever try to be what you are not.  Braylon Edwards, you are not gangsta.  You definitely aren’t good with the hands as seen by many Browns and Jets fans over the years.  That’s why you don’t have a team right now.  So concentrate on laying low right now, working the phones with teams, and being humble on and off the field.  You definitely have the talent to be one of the best receivers in the game; you just need to stop making a fool of
yourself, on and off the field.


  1. RenzReport says:

    The coon video of those wankster kids need a post of their own!

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