Former Michigan star receiver Braylon Edwards catches flak for critical tweets of Wolverines

Former Michigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards is recognized at Michigan Stadium during a game against Maryland in Ann Arbor in November 2016. (AP file photo)

By CHRIS NELSEN
Associated Press
ANN ARBOR — The war of words between Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and former Wolverines receiver Braylon Edwards is heating up.
Harbaugh, upset Edwards posted a negative tweet about two U-M players during Saturday’s 24-17 loss at Notre Dame, fired back at Monday’s news conference.
Edwards, now a college football analyst, was suspended indefinitely Monday by the Big Ten Network for “a violation of the network’s social media guidelines.”
“I was disappointed that a member of the Big Ten Network would choose to attack the character of two of our players,” said Harbaugh, whose program dropped its 17th consecutive road game to a ranked opponent, a streak dating to 2006. “If somebody wants to attack the character of anybody on the ball club, come after me.”
Edwards’ tweet Saturday night, which was later deleted, was directed at U-M center Cesar Ruiz and transfer quarterback Shea Patterson: “Ruiz is weak, line is weak, shea is scared, (expletive) Michigan offense is so predictable…..Michigan football is sadly one thing……Trash,” Edwards wrote.
On Monday, Harbaugh defended his players, both first-year starters for the Wolverines.
“First of all, it’s not true. It’s not factual,” Harbaugh said.