Browns players arrested on Christmas, won’t play Sunday

A couple of Browns players were arrested Christmas morning, the team confirmed Saturday.

“We have been made aware of the arrests of De’Ante Saunders and Armonty Bryant after a traffic stop early Friday morning,” Browns GM Ray Farmer said in a statement. “These are charges that we take very seriously. The importance of responsible decision-making is something we continually 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 to the NFL personal conduct policy and we have no further comment at this time.”

According to Cleveland 19 News, Saunders was arrested for OVI and speeding but did not have a reason for Bryant’s arrest following their traffic stop. The TV station also reported that a gun and the drug Adderall were found in Saunders’ car.

Saunders is a rookie practice squad player who was added to the roster in November.

Bryant has 5.5 sacks this season, which is second-best on the team. He also has a history of run-ins with the law as he had a DUI conviction in 2013 and sold marijuana in 2012 (while in college) to an undercover officer.

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