2 Browns Players Arrested After Traffic Stop

They're not going to make it to Kansas City on Sunday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 26, 2015 11:46 AM CST
2 Browns Players Arrested After Traffic Stop
Cleveland Browns cornerback De'Ante Saunders walks off the field after practice at NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Berea, Ohio.   (AP Photo/David Richard)

The Cleveland Browns say linebacker Armonty Bryant and safety De'Ante Saunders were arrested Christmas morning after a traffic stop. The team says Bryant will not travel with the team for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs so he can tend to the legal matter. The State Highway Patrol says Saunders was cited for driving under the influence. Patrol spokesman Lt. Craig Cvetan also says a gun was confiscated from Saunders' car. He says information about the gun will be forwarded to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office since Saunders does not have a concealed weapons permit.

Browns general manager Ray Farmer said in a statement Saturday that the team takes the charges against the players "seriously" and calls it "extremely disappointing that these two individuals would put themselves in this situation by making such poor decisions." It's not clear why Bryant was arrested along with Saunders, though the highway patrol says more information will be made available after 10pm Saturday. ESPN reports that Bryant's previous run-ins with law enforcement include a 2012 bust for selling marijuana and a 2013 DUI arrest near the stadium at East Central University in Oklahoma. (Read more Cleveland Browns stories.)

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