Sunderland Defender Titus Bramble Arrested for Sexual Assault and Drug Charges

Lawrence McNeelaContributor IIISeptember 28, 2011

Soccer player Titus Bramble
Soccer player Titus BrambleJamie McDonald/Getty Images

Former England Under-21 defender Titus Bramble has been arrested over allegations of sexual assault and possession of a Class A drug.

According to the Press Association (h/t Guardian), the error-prone Sunderland defender was undergoing questioning by Cleveland Police. This followed an incident in the early hours of this morning (UK time).

This is not the first time such allegations have been made against Titus Bramble, a soccer player who was highly rated as a youngster but who became a figure of fun amongst rival fans following a string of poor performances for Newcastle United.

In 2004, he and fellow soccer player Carlton Cole, now of West Ham, were accused of gang-raping an impressionable 17-year-old girl in a room at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.

Both players were later cleared of any wrongdoing. In September 2010, he and brother Tesfaye Bramble were accused of raping another young girl. Titus Bramble was released without charge, but Tesfaye Bramble was found guilty and sentenced to four and a half years imprisonment.

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