Braylon Edwards apologized that he singled out players in a tweet he sent over the weekend in which he was critical of Michigan’s performance against Notre Dame, but he told The Detroit News that he stands by his general assessment.
Edwards, an analyst for the Big Ten Network and a former Michigan receiver, was criticized by Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on Monday for his tweet that called Wolverines offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz “weak” and characterized Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson as “scared.” He also said Michigan is so “f—ing” predictable.
Edwards was suspended indefinitely by the Big Ten Network.
In his apology, delivered via Twitter, Edwards said, “I would like to address the tweet from this past Saturday. I should not have attacked Ruiz and Patterson that hard or period individually. I apologize as a former student athlete and NCAA analyst. With that being said UM football still needs to step up so no apologies there.”
Edwards expanded on his tweets in an interview with the News.
“I admit I was excessive and emotional and inebriated. Mix those together,” he told the newspaper. “But the focus of my tweets remains intact. I stand by that. I was over-excessive Saturday night at 10:29, but I don’t back down on my overall stance as an alum and a fan. I’ve always defended Michigan. Even this year, I was high on Michigan.”