Braylon Edwards, a former Michigan Football wide receiver and Big Ten Network analyst, was suspended from his role by the network after he tweeted negative remarks about the U-M football team following Saturday’s loss to Notre Dame.
Edwards’, now-deleted tweet, was posted Saturday night after the game and read: “(Cesar) Ruiz is weak, line is weak, shea (Patterson) is scared, (expletive) Michigan offense is so predictable…..Michigan football is sadly one thing……Trash.”
The BTN suspended Edwards indefinitely, announcing on Twitter that the words were a violation of social media guidelines. Since then, he has tweeted a comment and later apology regarding the initial attack on individual players, while still affirming his criticism of the team as a whole.
During his career at the University, Edwards won the Fred Biletnikoff Award, given to the best wide receiver in the country, and earned All-American honors. He continues to hold the school records for career receptions (252), yards (3,541) and touchdowns (39).
While talking to reporters, Harbaugh commented on his disappointment in the comment.
“Number one, first of all, (what he said) is not true. It’s not factual. There’s nobody in our program who thinks those things about any player on our team. Let alone the two players he described,” Harbaugh said. “On another level, it’s disappointing that a member of the Big Ten Network would choose to attack the character of two of our players. That’s disappointing.”
Harbaugh followed up his defense of his players during a press conference on Monday. “If somebody wants to attack character of anybody on the ball club, come after me,” Harbaugh said. ” Not the youngsters.”