It was a rough weekend for the Michigan football family, and it seems the careless social media rantings of former Wolverines player Braylon Edwards has cost him. The Big Ten Network announced on Monday Edwards has been suspended from his role with the network for violating the network’s social media guidelines.
Edwards took to Twitter to vent his frustrations about what he was witnessing during Michigan’s 24-17 loss at Notre Dame. One of the tweets used offensive language, which seems to be where the Big Ten Network drew the line.
The Spun has a screenshot of the tweets that Edwards later deleted from his Twitter account. Edwards said the Michigan offense was “f—ing” predictable and said “Michigan football is sadly one thing…… Trash.”
As Edwards is probably finding out on the job, rooting for your alma mater on Twitter is fine, but ripping a team in the fashion he did while in a role as an analyst for the conference’s network is crossing a line.
Berkley Edwards, the younger brother of former Michigan standout Braylon Edwards, is apparently following in his brother’s footsteps. According to a report from The Michigan Insider, Berkley Edwards is planning on transferring from Central Michigan to walk on with the Wolverines.
Edwards will be using a sixth year of eligibility granted by the NCAA to play his final season for the same program his brother and father Stan Edwards once did.
Edwards began his college career at Minnesota in 2013. He spent one year as a redshirt and later sat out the 2016 season as a transfer to Central Michigan. Edwards was a part of the Central Michigan special teams unit last season and has previously handled rushing duties at Minnesota. At Michigan, Edwards will likely fill a spot on the depth chart at running back and special teams, although his role is expected to be as a reserve option for each as he gets started with the Wolverines.
Edwards will be eligible to play for Michigan this season. Michigan has not formally announced the addition of Edwards to the football program at this time.