Two members of the Cleveland Browns were arrested early Christmas morning when a car containing practice squad CB De'Ante Saunders and OLB/DE Armonty Bryant was stopped for speeding. Saunders, who was driving, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence. It is unclear what Bryant was arrested for but police found the prescription drug adderall and handguns inside the vehicle.
Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer released a statement on the incident:
"We are aware of the arrests of De'Ante Saunders and Armonty Bryant after a traffic stop early Friday morning.
These are charges that we take very seriously. The importance of responsible decision-making is something that we contiunally stress to all members of our organization, which makes it extremely disappointing that these two individuals would put themselves in this situation by making such poor decisions.
Armonty will be inactive on Sunday for our game against the Chiefs and will not travel with the team to Kansas City so he can tend to this personal legal matter.
In addition to being a pending legal matter, this incident is subject t the NFL personal conduct policy and we have no further comment at this time."
Bryant is second on the team with 5.5 sacks, so the Browns pass rush will be tested without him.
This is far from the first time Bryant has found himself in trouble with the law, he was arrested for selling marijuana when he was at East Central University in Oklahoma in 2012 and soon after being drafted by the Browns in 2013, he was arrested for driving under the influence.
Browns DE/OLB Armonthy Bryant was the passenger in the vehicle