Dash cam footage has been released from the traffic stop involving Browns’ players Armonty Bryant and De’Ante Saunders on Christmas Day.
Saunders was behind the wheel when he and Bryant were stopped on I-71 southbound at about 2:15 a.m. in Brook Park. Highway Patrol troopers cited Saunders for driving under the influence. According to police, he refused a breathalyzer test at the scene — which means he loses his driver’s license for one year.
A gun was confiscated from the car, but according to the Daily Mail, Saunders did not have a concealed weapons permit. Both players were arrested after the stop. On Dec. 28, Saunders’ attorney submitted a not guilty plea in court on his client’s behalf.
Police also reportedly found Adderall in the vehicle, which apparently belonged to Bryant. He was carrying the medication, however, without a prescription – police say. Bryant, who has a history of legal troubles, was arrested for driving under the influence less than a week after Cleveland drafted him in 2013. He has not yet been formally charged for this latest incident.
The Browns released a statement following the arrest of two of their players. It said in part:
“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. In addition to being a pending legal matter, this incident is subject to the NFL personal conduct policy…”.
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