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Edwards gets off lightly

Sportal December 11, 2012, 5:37 pm
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Richmond recruit Aaron Edwards has received a suspended sentence from the Tigers after he was arrested for public drunkenness.

Edwards, traded to the Tigers from North Melbourne at the end of the season, was detained by police in Melbourne about 12.30am on October 28, just days after joining the Tigers.

He spent about four hours behind bars before being released.

But the half-forward will be available for selection at his new club from Round 1 after Richmond's leadership group on Tuesday voted to let him off on the basis he was yet to be formally inducted into the football club.

Edwards, 28, is at his third AFL club after starting his career at West Coast in 2005.

He was suspended and fined by the Kangaroos in January 2009 after he was caught drink driving and speeding.

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  1. 06:08pm Thursday 13th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Edwards= bad recruit to tigers

  2. DOLLARS03:03pm Thursday 13th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    This has been blown up! He had a few drinks got a bit pissed waiting for a cab home. Whats worse? this or using drugs and getting a few chances?

  3. David06:45pm Tuesday 11th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    The Kanga's pass on their troubled player to the Tigers. When will Edwards wake up to himself