Former NFL Player Braylon Edwards Saves Life by Stopping Violent Assault at YMCA in Farmington Hills

Braylon Edwards, ex-NFL player, intervenes to prevent locker room attack on elderly man

In Farmington Hills, Michigan, Braylon Edwards stepped in to stop a vicious assault that led to the victim being hospitalized. The incident occurred at a YMCA and involved an 80-year-old man and a 20-year-old man who were involved in a physical altercation. The victim sustained severe facial injuries and was found unconscious when the police arrived on the scene.

Edwards, who played for the University of Michigan and later in the NFL, witnessed the escalating argument while walking into the locker room. He intervened by pulling Smith away from the victim to prevent further harm. Police were able to identify Smith through gym membership records and apprehend him after he fled. Smith was charged with assault with intent to murder and is currently held at Oakland County Jail on a $250,000 cash bond with a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King commended Edwards for his actions in preventing further harm and described the incident as senseless violence. Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald expressed her gratitude to Edwards for stepping in and stated that justice will be sought for the victim.

The community has praised Edwards’ actions, which have been widely recognized as heroic by law enforcement officials. His intervention prevented what could have been a deadly situation and helped ensure that justice would be served for the victim.

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