*As if the Cleveland Browns don’t already have enough issues preventing them from winning, now they’ve got this.
The team announced that because of the arrest of two players on Christmas, they won’t play today.
“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.”
Farmer said Bryant will not travel to Kansas City for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.
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According to Cleveland 19 News, Saunders was arrested for OVI and speeding but did not report 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 defensive back 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.