Armonty Bryant, De'Ante Saunders Arrested: Latest Details and Comments

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured Columnist

Cleveland Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant (95) against the Baltimore Ravens in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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A pair of Cleveland Browns defensive players spent Christmas morning in custody as both linebacker Armonty Bryant and cornerback De'Ante Saunders were arrested.

According to Scott Taylor of WOIO TV, Bryant and Saunders were stopped and arrested at 2:16 a.m. ET Friday.

Taylor also reported that a gun and the prescription drug Adderall were found in the car after Bryant and Saunders were stopped.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer provided more details on the charges:

Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

Per @evanmac3 #Browns Safety De'Ante Saunders charged with drunk driving and speeding, could also be charged for having gun while drunk

Cabot also said Bryant faces a possible suspension by the NFL for violating the substance abuse policy if he does not have a prescription for Adderall. 

Bryant did not play in Week 16 and will also be deactivated in Week 17, head coach Mike Pettine confirmed to reporters on Monday.

The 25-year-old Bryant is a 2013 seventh-round pick who is enjoying a career year with 40 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 14 games, including two starts.

Bryant was arrested for DUI shortly after getting drafted, and he had a previous marijuana arrest on his record from his time in college.

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Saunders, 23, is an undrafted rookie out of Tennessee State who has appeared in just one game for the Browns this season.

He started his collegiate career at Florida, but he was kicked off the team in 2012 for multiple issues, including marijuana possession.

Further details regarding the arrests have yet to be released.


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