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Browns DT Kiante Tripp Arrested on Charges of Burglary


Defensive lineman Kiante Tripp was an undrafted free agent who the Cleveland Browns signed to their practice squad during the 2011 season. When the Browns needed more depth on the defensive line late last season due to injuries, Tripp was promoted to the 53-man roster. He played in three games, registering just one tackle on the season. With the team adding four new defensive linemen with expectations to contribute -- Frostee Rucker, Jaqua Parker, John Hughes, and Billy Winn -- Tripp's chances at making the roster this year were not very good. His chances probably got even worse after he was arrested on charges of burglary Tuesday:

Police say Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Kiante Tripp was arrested in College Park. The Atlanta native and two others are accused of threatening people inside an apartment on Herschel Road, and then ransacking the place. Investigators say the three were looking for a man and the money that the man had supposedly stolen from them. Neighbors called police and told them that men with guns were inside the apartment. Tripp and the other two people have been charged with burglary, and one was charged with possession of marijuana.

Via the Associated Press, Browns general manager Tom Heckert said the team is aware of the incident, but did not comment further. I would not say this ruins Tripp's chances at participating in training camp, but it definitely won't earn him a gold star.