One start, one arrest.
After making his first start with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Alvin Bailey celebrated a bit too much and was arrested early Monday morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI), according to several reports. The Royalton Post broke the story.
The 25-year-old Bailey admitted to drinking on the team plane and then at a “business” after returning home to Cleveland. According to a police report, Bailey got out of his pick-up truck in a parking lot in the Cleveland Metroparks to allegedly let air out of his tires when an officer saw him at 12:57 a.m.
Bailey did not listen to the officer’s order to get back into his car, leading the officer to investigate further. Bailey admitted to having drank “several whiskeys.”
Besides failing sobriety tests, Bailey also received citations for “failure to comply, drug abuse, drug paraphernalia, speed and driving an unsafe vehicle due to a cracked windshield,” according to Pro Football Talk.
Bailey played well for the Browns on Sunday at right guard, taking John Greco’s place. After the news broke, Browns’ EVP Sashi Brown released a statement:
"We are aware of the incident and have spoken to Alvin to express our displeasure and extreme disappointment. This is a matter that must be taken seriously and we will comment further at the appropriate time."
Bailey was in the Browns’ locker room in Berea today amidst the trouble. He’s due in court on Thursday.
The Browns seem to still be gathering information on Bailey’s situation, including his drinking on the plane, a violation of team and NFL rules.
One of the Browns’ two rookie offensive linemen, Spencer Drango or Shon Coleman, will likely slide to right guard in the meantime.
Gotta love the Browns.