Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant indicted on drug charges

Bryant and former teammate De'Ante Saunders were arrested on Christmas following a traffic stop.

Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant, teammate arrested
In this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant (95) celebrates after sacking San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) during the second half of an NFL football game, in Cleveland. Bryant will not play in the game at Kansas City on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, after he and safety De'Ante Saunders were arrested Christmas morning following a traffic stop. Bryant, who has a history of legal troubles, is not traveling with the team so he can tend to the legal matter. Browns general manager Ray Farmer issued a statement on Saturday condemning the players' behavior. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant has been indicted on two felony drug charges.

Bryant and former teammate De’Ante Saunders were arrested on Christmas following a traffic stop. Police say they found marijuana, prescription drugs and a loaded handgun in Saunders’ car. He also was cited for drunken driving. The Browns released him from their practice squad.

Bryant was suspended by former general manager Ray Farmer for Cleveland’s final two games. The 25-year-old remains on the Browns’ roster.

Both men are scheduled to be arraigned in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Feb 24. Online court records listed no attorney for either.

Bryant was selected by the Browns in the seventh round of the 2013 draft. He had legal issues in college at East Central Oklahoma, where he was twice arrested for selling marijuana to an undercover officer.

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