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Browns LB Bryant Pleads Not Guilty in Court to Felony Drug Possession Charges

A current and former Cleveland Brown spent the morning in court today, answering to felony drug and gun charges.

Linebacker Armonty Bryant and former defensive back De’Ante Saunders pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the charges, and Cuyahoga County Judge Joseph Russo set a $2,500 personal bond for both men.

Oddly enough, their case was assigned to former Browns player Dick Ambrose, who is a respected Judge in Cuyahoga County. The pair will be back in court on March 1st, just six days from now.

The incident involving the two took place on Christmas Day as they were stopped in Saunders’ 2015 Dodge on Interstate 71 in Brook Park about 2:15 a.m. for speeding.

Ohio Highway Patrol Troopers searched the car and discovered a handgun and three pills, two prescription painkillers and one Adderrall.

On February 10th a grand jury on indicted Bryant on two felony drug possession charges, and Saunders on one charge of improperly handling weapons in a motor vehicle.

The team released Saunders from the practice squad after he was arrested and charged with suspicion of drunken driving and speeding.

Bryant spent the last two games of 2015 suspended, he was charged with possession of Adderall.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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