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What a great lesson to teach police officers: if you go too far, you get rewarded. If you show some leniency, you get in trouble.

 
Dang, they switched it !!!!! :thumbup: :unsure:

They had Chris Henry's pic up there

 
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What a great lesson to teach police officers: if you go too far, you get rewarded. If you show some leniency, you get in trouble.
Dude was doing 120, he should have been put in jail, unless the person was have a heart attack or stroke, but they didn't say he was headed to the hospital.
 
What a great lesson to teach police officers: if you go too far, you get rewarded. If you show some leniency, you get in trouble.
Dude was doing 120, he should have been put in jail, unless the person was have a heart attack or stroke, but they didn't say he was headed to the hospital.
:goodposting: Why should he go to jail, are you a steelers fan? I have been popped for going 120 and didn't go to jail. I know others who have gotten reckless driving for over 100MPH and none went to jail. Maybe your state is different or the cops there are lame.

 
What a great lesson to teach police officers: if you go too far, you get rewarded. If you show some leniency, you get in trouble.
Dude was doing 120, he should have been put in jail, unless the person was have a heart attack or stroke, but they didn't say he was headed to the hospital.
:bye: Why should he go to jail, are you a steelers fan? I have been popped for going 120 and didn't go to jail. I know others who have gotten reckless driving for over 100MPH and none went to jail. Maybe your state is different or the cops there are lame.
120?????? That's not going 80 in a 65, that's almost double the speed limit, you don't think that's a bit much? He should definatly lose his licence for 6 moths to a year.At 60 mph, it is like driving off a nine-story building. Few people will survive a crash of that magnitude

 
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What a great lesson to teach police officers: if you go too far, you get rewarded. If you show some leniency, you get in trouble.
Dude was doing 120, he should have been put in jail, unless the person was have a heart attack or stroke, but they didn't say he was headed to the hospital.
:goodposting: Why should he go to jail, are you a steelers fan? I have been popped for going 120 and didn't go to jail. I know others who have gotten reckless driving for over 100MPH and none went to jail. Maybe your state is different or the cops there are lame.
120?????? That's not going 80 in a 65, that's almost double the speed limit, you don't think that's a bit much? He should definatly lose his licence for 6 moths to a year.At 60 mph, it is like driving off a nine-story building. Few people will survive a crash of that magnitude
Wait, are you trying to argue against 120mph or 60mph? Because you're not doing a good job either way.
 
What a great lesson to teach police officers: if you go too far, you get rewarded. If you show some leniency, you get in trouble.
Dude was doing 120, he should have been put in jail, unless the person was have a heart attack or stroke, but they didn't say he was headed to the hospital.
:goodposting: Why should he go to jail, are you a steelers fan? I have been popped for going 120 and didn't go to jail. I know others who have gotten reckless driving for over 100MPH and none went to jail. Maybe your state is different or the cops there are lame.
120?????? That's not going 80 in a 65, that's almost double the speed limit, you don't think that's a bit much? He should definatly lose his licence for 6 moths to a year.At 60 mph, it is like driving off a nine-story building. Few people will survive a crash of that magnitude
Wait, are you trying to argue against 120mph or 60mph? Because you're not doing a good job either way.
What would a crash at 120 be like, falling off the Empire State Building? The trooper should have let him off? :rolleyes:
 
I thought that in most states, 20 mph over was almost automatic trip to jail. Maybe it's just GA? Or maybe I'm just wrong?

 
What a great lesson to teach police officers: if you go too far, you get rewarded. If you show some leniency, you get in trouble.
Dude was doing 120, he should have been put in jail, unless the person was have a heart attack or stroke, but they didn't say he was headed to the hospital.
:rolleyes: Why should he go to jail, are you a steelers fan? I have been popped for going 120 and didn't go to jail. I know others who have gotten reckless driving for over 100MPH and none went to jail. Maybe your state is different or the cops there are lame.
120?????? That's not going 80 in a 65, that's almost double the speed limit, you don't think that's a bit much? He should definatly lose his licence for 6 moths to a year.At 60 mph, it is like driving off a nine-story building. Few people will survive a crash of that magnitude
Depends on the car actually. A nice new lotus, shelby or something and 65 feels like you are crawling. You can get going 120 on a straight away without even realizing it.
 
What a great lesson to teach police officers: if you go too far, you get rewarded. If you show some leniency, you get in trouble.
Dude was doing 120, he should have been put in jail, unless the person was have a heart attack or stroke, but they didn't say he was headed to the hospital.
:rolleyes: Why should he go to jail, are you a steelers fan? I have been popped for going 120 and didn't go to jail. I know others who have gotten reckless driving for over 100MPH and none went to jail. Maybe your state is different or the cops there are lame.
120?????? That's not going 80 in a 65, that's almost double the speed limit, you don't think that's a bit much? He should definatly lose his licence for 6 moths to a year.At 60 mph, it is like driving off a nine-story building. Few people will survive a crash of that magnitude
Depends on the car actually. A nice new lotus, shelby or something and 65 feels like you are crawling. You can get going 120 on a straight away without even realizing it.
Exactly, and a Bentley would be butter smooth at 120. I got popped for 106 a while back and received a ticket that required me to be in court but I wasn't put in jail.

Was it safe, no but it sounds like he was treated in a consistent manner with anybody else by not having to go to jail.

I like the fact that Braylon is trying to put this in the past because he doesn't want a speeding ticket to become a team distraction.

 
Consistent? I wouldn't say that, as 99.9% would have gotten a ticket on the spot, and probably a little more, but I do think a trip to jail is a stretch for any form of speeding.

 
I thought that in most states, 20 mph over was almost automatic trip to jail. Maybe it's just GA? Or maybe I'm just wrong?
In CA, probably the most car-centric state, they CAN take you down to jail if you want. However it really depends on the cop and the circumstances. 20 mph or over can be written up as reckless driving and requires a court appearance which is bad enough for most people. In my experience most CHP will write 10-20mph lower if you don't give them #### and are honest about it. I've never talked to anybody going to jail just for speeding. Then again I've been popped for doing 98 in a 65 and the officer let me off with a warning because there was literally two cars on the road besides him and me for the two mile stretch he followed me for.

 
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I wonder if there is anything in the leagues conduct policy that states if you get a ticket for going over 120 mph you get in trouble?

I recieved a ticket 2 years ago for going 129 in a 70. They took me to jail. No questions, just handcuffs. I was racing someone for fun,...had no priors, just stupidity. Maybe if i had been a star wr, i could have got away with it?

 
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I got a ticket once doing 82 in a 55 and the cop told me that had I been going 85, I would have been going to jail. Thankfully for me he clocked the car I was passing and not me, because according to my speedometer, I was doing 102. :)

 
10 g fine, suspension and seizure of vehicle under the street racing legislation in Ontario. I can't argue with that, any kind of accident and the results are usually tragic at those speeds. If you want to speed to those levels get on a race track.

 
I wonder if there is anything in the leagues conduct policy that states if you get a ticket for going over 120 mph you get in trouble?I recieved a ticket 2 years ago for going 129 in a 70. They took me to jail. No questions, just handcuffs. I was racing someone for fun,...had no priors, just stupidity. Maybe if i had been a star wr, i could have got away with it?
What were you driving Herbal?
 
Wrong yes but there is some point to the discussions of what he was driving and when and how much traffic there was.

Should he be going that fast regardless of the car if there is other traffic on the road - my opinion no.

I will say though that in the right car...say a lightly modified BMW M3 with no traffic on the road in a protected highway with no on-ramps feels like you are just out on a Sunday drive at 120. In fact I'd say it feels far more stable and safer than some cars I've been 80 in. In fact I've had this conversation with a cop as we both spoke "hypothetically" about our automotive interests and vehicles at speed.

 
AhrnCityPahnder said:
PatrickT said:
I thought that in most states, 20 mph over was almost automatic trip to jail. Maybe it's just GA? Or maybe I'm just wrong?
It's def. not a GA thing. I got popped going 86 in a 55 in dekalb county and just got a ticket.
Ditto, I got hit going 88 in a 55 while driving through Georgia and just got a ticket. Of course, the guy also gave me an additional ticket for illegal tint even though the tint was legal in my state of residence. I guess upon driving through a different state we're supposed to look up the tint laws for that state and peel off our tint now?
 
it ceases to amaze me how many idiots drive 30+ over the limit. just asking to kill someone. 120 should've been an instant license revoke and a trip to jail. gb being a superstar.

 
Frank Fontaine said:
Vintage_Football said:
I wonder if there is anything in the leagues conduct policy that states if you get a ticket for going over 120 mph you get in trouble?I recieved a ticket 2 years ago for going 129 in a 70. They took me to jail. No questions, just handcuffs. I was racing someone for fun,...had no priors, just stupidity. Maybe if i had been a star wr, i could have got away with it?
What were you driving Herbal?
99' Acura Integra, kev.
 
Vintage_Football said:
I wonder if there is anything in the leagues conduct policy that states if you get a ticket for going over 120 mph you get in trouble?I recieved a ticket 2 years ago for going 129 in a 70. They took me to jail. No questions, just handcuffs. I was racing someone for fun,...had no priors, just stupidity. Maybe if i had been a star wr, i could have got away with it?
drag racing = jail
 
I wonder of the people in here thats posted their thoughts backing up BEdwards.....how many of them have actually went 120 mph. And for the people that say it matters what car you're in when you're doing 120 mph, there is a difference in the smoothness of the ride,...but you still know you're going 120 no matter what. No need in going that fast, and i'll bet the ranch, saying he knew he was going that fast. You don't happen to stumble upon 60 miles per hour extra on accident.

 
I wonder of the people in here thats posted their thoughts backing up BEdwards.....how many of them have actually went 120 mph. And for the people that say it matters what car you're in when you're doing 120 mph, there is a difference in the smoothness of the ride,...but you still know you're going 120 no matter what. No need in going that fast, and i'll bet the ranch, saying he knew he was going that fast. You don't happen to stumble upon 60 miles per hour extra on accident.
i personally have drive 100+ many times...fast as 155 in fact. on a straight road with no traffic, you can definately lose track of how fast you are going.as i tried to tell the cop who caught me from an overpass at 135mph....just a ticket though...
 
I wonder of the people in here thats posted their thoughts backing up BEdwards.....how many of them have actually went 120 mph. And for the people that say it matters what car you're in when you're doing 120 mph, there is a difference in the smoothness of the ride,...but you still know you're going 120 no matter what. No need in going that fast, and i'll bet the ranch, saying he knew he was going that fast. You don't happen to stumble upon 60 miles per hour extra on accident.
i personally have drive 100+ many times...fast as 155 in fact. on a straight road with no traffic, you can definately lose track of how fast you are going.

as i tried to tell the cop who caught me from an overpass at 135mph....just a ticket though...
yes...but you deffinatly know you're speeding....i think the losing track part comes from you not looking at the speedometer.
 
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I wonder of the people in here thats posted their thoughts backing up BEdwards.....how many of them have actually went 120 mph. And for the people that say it matters what car you're in when you're doing 120 mph, there is a difference in the smoothness of the ride,...but you still know you're going 120 no matter what. No need in going that fast, and i'll bet the ranch, saying he knew he was going that fast. You don't happen to stumble upon 60 miles per hour extra on accident.
its pretty absurd of people to blow off 120 like it's nothing.
 
I drive in excess of 100+ MPH almost daily. I know a lot of you live in the sticks, but if you have ever driven around the MD/VA/DC area then your probably have too.

And a giant :rolleyes: at this being a red flag on his character. It's a flipping speeding ticket.

 
I wonder of the people in here thats posted their thoughts backing up BEdwards.....how many of them have actually went 120 mph. And for the people that say it matters what car you're in when you're doing 120 mph, there is a difference in the smoothness of the ride,...but you still know you're going 120 no matter what. No need in going that fast, and i'll bet the ranch, saying he knew he was going that fast. You don't happen to stumble upon 60 miles per hour extra on accident.
its pretty absurd of people to blow off 120 like it's nothing.
In the grand scheme of things, it isn't a huge deal. If he's driving 120 in a residential area or he drives 120 every single time he gets in his car, then yes, it is an issue. For the record, I don't think it's good to drive so fast. I don't advocating excessive speeding, even though I do it almost daily.
 
I wonder of the people in here thats posted their thoughts backing up BEdwards.....how many of them have actually went 120 mph. And for the people that say it matters what car you're in when you're doing 120 mph, there is a difference in the smoothness of the ride,...but you still know you're going 120 no matter what. No need in going that fast, and i'll bet the ranch, saying he knew he was going that fast. You don't happen to stumble upon 60 miles per hour extra on accident.
its pretty absurd of people to blow off 120 like it's nothing.
In the grand scheme of things, it isn't a huge deal. If he's driving 120 in a residential area or he drives 120 every single time he gets in his car, then yes, it is an issue. For the record, I don't think it's good to drive so fast. I don't advocating excessive speeding, even though I do it almost daily.
Well,...if he had lost control and done something stupid.. i.e. hurt or killed someone, we'd be discussing this a lil more. Since he didn't, we should just blow this off? I really think the NFL should add excessive speeding to its personal conduct policy.I didn't think rusty pickup trucks could go over 55 kev?
 
I wonder of the people in here thats posted their thoughts backing up BEdwards.....how many of them have actually went 120 mph. And for the people that say it matters what car you're in when you're doing 120 mph, there is a difference in the smoothness of the ride,...but you still know you're going 120 no matter what. No need in going that fast, and i'll bet the ranch, saying he knew he was going that fast. You don't happen to stumble upon 60 miles per hour extra on accident.
its pretty absurd of people to blow off 120 like it's nothing.
In the grand scheme of things, it isn't a huge deal. If he's driving 120 in a residential area or he drives 120 every single time he gets in his car, then yes, it is an issue. For the record, I don't think it's good to drive so fast. I don't advocating excessive speeding, even though I do it almost daily.
its all cool and manly until you mangle a minivan.
 
I drive in excess of 100+ MPH almost daily. I know a lot of you live in the sticks, but if you have ever driven around the MD/VA/DC area then your probably have too. And a giant :bye: at this being a red flag on his character. It's a flipping speeding ticket.
:rolleyes: indeed.The hints are there in how Edwards responded to this in his comments.
 
I wonder of the people in here thats posted their thoughts backing up BEdwards.....how many of them have actually went 120 mph. And for the people that say it matters what car you're in when you're doing 120 mph, there is a difference in the smoothness of the ride,...but you still know you're going 120 no matter what. No need in going that fast, and i'll bet the ranch, saying he knew he was going that fast. You don't happen to stumble upon 60 miles per hour extra on accident.
its pretty absurd of people to blow off 120 like it's nothing.
In the grand scheme of things, it isn't a huge deal. If he's driving 120 in a residential area or he drives 120 every single time he gets in his car, then yes, it is an issue. For the record, I don't think it's good to drive so fast. I don't advocating excessive speeding, even though I do it almost daily.
its all cool and manly until you mangle a minivan.
I guess it's cooler to rail on the people acting 'holier than thou' than to dare question actions capable of ripping an innocent's body into two. And 120 isn't a 100. If your car gives 120 a feel of 100, get used to the feel, and make adjustments.
 
What a great lesson to teach police officers: if you go too far, you get rewarded. If you show some leniency, you get in trouble.
Dude was doing 120, he should have been put in jail, unless the person was have a heart attack or stroke, but they didn't say he was headed to the hospital.
:bye: Why should he go to jail, are you a steelers fan? I have been popped for going 120 and didn't go to jail. I know others who have gotten reckless driving for over 100MPH and none went to jail. Maybe your state is different or the cops there are lame.
Because that is the policy. Some cops are cool but 120 is pushing it. You break 100 and you can have your car impounded and license suspended.
 
I wonder of the people in here thats posted their thoughts backing up BEdwards.....how many of them have actually went 120 mph. And for the people that say it matters what car you're in when you're doing 120 mph, there is a difference in the smoothness of the ride,...but you still know you're going 120 no matter what. No need in going that fast, and i'll bet the ranch, saying he knew he was going that fast. You don't happen to stumble upon 60 miles per hour extra on accident.
its pretty absurd of people to blow off 120 like it's nothing.
In the grand scheme of things, it isn't a huge deal. If he's driving 120 in a residential area or he drives 120 every single time he gets in his car, then yes, it is an issue. For the record, I don't think it's good to drive so fast. I don't advocating excessive speeding, even though I do it almost daily.
its all cool and manly until you mangle a minivan.
Never said it was cool or manly.
 
I drive in excess of 100+ MPH almost daily. I know a lot of you live in the sticks, but if you have ever driven around the MD/VA/DC area then your probably have too.

And a giant :goodposting: at this being a red flag on his character. It's a flipping speeding ticket.
:thumbup: indeed.The hints are there in how Edwards responded to this in his comments.


BEREA, Ohio -- A star-struck police officer who made a traffic stop on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards let the player go without a speeding ticket, a suburban police chief said Friday.

Braylon Edwards

Edwards

Edwards was stopped on Aug. 29 in Avon, Ohio, after police said he was driving 120 mph in his Bentley along Interstate 90.

The officer apparently was star-struck over meeting the Pro Bowler, said Avon Police Chief Paul Romond.

Edwards has since been served with the ticket, and the officer, whose named wasn't released, has been counseled about handling traffic stops, said Candace Johnson, Romond's administrative assistant.

The Browns' receiver was cooperative and was let off when the officer determined the player wasn't intoxicated and saw a sick passenger in the front seat, Johnson said.

The chief said he learned of the incident on Thursday when WOIO-TV in Cleveland asked about the matter.

Edwards, who last month was sidelined with a cut foot, downplayed the incident.

"The officer let me off for good behavior," Edward said Friday. "Because of Channel 19 [WOIO], it got brought back up, got resurfaced and there it was. I got a ticket. But I'm not the first person to get a speeding ticket."

Edwards said it was his understanding that he could be served with the ticket for six months following the stop. He doesn't believe he was putting himself in danger by driving nearly twice the 65 mph speed limit.

Edwards wouldn't address the reasons for the officer not citing him.

"It doesn't matter what was happening in the car," he said. "It's my personal business. The officer let me go. I'm not the first person to go over the speed limit, I'm sure I'm not the first person to get let go. It is what it is. The situation's been taken care of. It's not a distraction to the team. It's over with."
I'm sorry I don't see what comments show questionable character. without even hearing the question asked, his response if fine. It isn't anybodies business what was going on in his car. He isn't the first person to be let go and he isn't the first person to get a speeding ticket.

The bolded red text doesn't even explain why or how they came to that conclusion.

 
Well,...if he had lost control and done something stupid.. i.e. hurt or killed someone, we'd be discussing this a lil more. Since he didn't, we should just blow this off? I really think the NFL should add excessive speeding to its personal conduct policy.
Who are you and what have you done with Mathew?
I didn't think rusty pickup trucks could go over 55 kev?
66 Mustang #####. And no rusted out pickup here feller.
 
I drive in excess of 100+ MPH almost daily. I know a lot of you live in the sticks, but if you have ever driven around the MD/VA/DC area then your probably have too.

And a giant :confused: at this being a red flag on his character. It's a flipping speeding ticket.
:confused: indeed.The hints are there in how Edwards responded to this in his comments.


BEREA, Ohio -- A star-struck police officer who made a traffic stop on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards let the player go without a speeding ticket, a suburban police chief said Friday.

Braylon Edwards

Edwards

Edwards was stopped on Aug. 29 in Avon, Ohio, after police said he was driving 120 mph in his Bentley along Interstate 90.

The officer apparently was star-struck over meeting the Pro Bowler, said Avon Police Chief Paul Romond.

Edwards has since been served with the ticket, and the officer, whose named wasn't released, has been counseled about handling traffic stops, said Candace Johnson, Romond's administrative assistant.

The Browns' receiver was cooperative and was let off when the officer determined the player wasn't intoxicated and saw a sick passenger in the front seat, Johnson said.

The chief said he learned of the incident on Thursday when WOIO-TV in Cleveland asked about the matter.

Edwards, who last month was sidelined with a cut foot, downplayed the incident.

"The officer let me off for good behavior," Edward said Friday. "Because of Channel 19 [WOIO], it got brought back up, got resurfaced and there it was. I got a ticket. But I'm not the first person to get a speeding ticket."

Edwards said it was his understanding that he could be served with the ticket for six months following the stop. He doesn't believe he was putting himself in danger by driving nearly twice the 65 mph speed limit.

Edwards wouldn't address the reasons for the officer not citing him.

"It doesn't matter what was happening in the car," he said. "It's my personal business. The officer let me go. I'm not the first person to go over the speed limit, I'm sure I'm not the first person to get let go. It is what it is. The situation's been taken care of. It's not a distraction to the team. It's over with."
I'm sorry I don't see what comments show questionable character. without even hearing the question asked, his response if fine. It isn't anybodies business what was going on in his car. He isn't the first person to be let go and he isn't the first person to get a speeding ticket.

The bolded red text doesn't even explain why or how they came to that conclusion.
this will be taken as reading too much into it, but this is what others are concerned about..."Its my personal business" O RLY? somehow driving 120mph and being a danger to everyone isn't your personal business.

"I'm not the first person to go over the speed limit, I'm sure I'm not the first person to get let go. It is what it is." I'm sure you're the first one to be let off for doing 55 over the limit, but it is what it is.... :shrug:

 
Did Braylon get off easy?

A reader has made a great point in response to the Friday night blurb from MDS regarding the belated speeding ticket given to Browns receiver Braylon Edwards, who was driving his car 120 miles per hour — a full 55 mph over the posted limit.

Edwards also could have been arrested and charged with operating his car in wilful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property, in violation of Section 4511.20 of the Ohio Revised Code.

It’s unclear whether other cars were on the highway at the time, or whether the term “persons or property” includes the person who’s driving the car and the property that he’s driving. It is clear (at least to us) that driving 120 in a 65 is on the wrong side of the “reckless” line.

Another reader points out that the speeding ticket was brought to light by the same television station that sued the Browns after owner Randy Lerner terminated the station’s preseason broadcast rights, allegedly in retaliation for the airing of a 911 call made by Lerner’s sister in connection with the drowning death of her child.

 

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