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BTN suspends Braylon Edwards after he calls Michigan 'trash' in tweets

Posted: 11:05 AM, Sep 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-03 13:51:36-04
BTN suspends Braylon Edwards after he calls Michigan 'trash' in tweets

Former Michigan Football star Braylon Edwards went off on Michigan Football in now-deleted tweets on Saturday night.

Edwards, who is an analyst on Big Ten Network, was suspended after his tweets. In a statement, the Big Ten Network said it suspended him for violating the network's social media guidelines.

In several tweets during the team's game against Notre Dame, the 2004 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year called Michigan Football "trash."

The screenshotted tweets by a 7 Action News employee read:

"Ruiz is weak, line is weak, shea is scared, f***ing Michigan offensive is so predictable......Michigan football is sadly one thing.......Trash," "Come on Michigan really Running backs running routes andQBs will be good? I'm done," and "Lol Everybody had your back. I gotta laugh because i knew this would happen. Don't feel bad, watch the truth."

The Wolverines lost to the Fighting Irish 24-17 on Saturday night.

After the suspension, Edwards tweeted a response on Monday afternoon, saying in part, "So funny that everyone is worried my tweet as opposed to the real issue, 0-17 on the road against ranked opponents, 1-6 against rivals and the one win was against a 3-9 MSU."

Former Michigan running back Khalid Hill reacted to the tweets, saying, "Sickens me that you went to u of m and you got the nerve to throw a tweet up like this. When they turn it around which they will. Don’t be the one trying to say you knew they would from the jump. IDGAF what you did a Michigan, these guys don’t deserve that neither does the team!"

After the tweets were deleted, Edwards tweeted out, "Can’t blame John O’korn, or Wilton Speight, or Jake Rudock anymore. Notre Dame was prepared for what Michigan does and executed accordingly. Time for some self evaluation big blue!!!"

Edwards played four years at Michigan, catching 252 passes for 3,541 yards and 39 touchdowns. He won the NCAA award for best receiver in the country during his senior season.

He was then selected by the Cleveland Browns with the third overall pick in the 2005 draft.