Cleveland Browns linebacker Quentin Groves cited for soliciting in Orange Twp. prostitution sting

CLEVELAND - A Cleveland Browns player was cited on soliciting charges after police said he tried to pay for sex.

According to the report from the Orange Village Police Department, Quentin Groves, 28, of Jacksonville, Florida, called and made arrangement for certain sex acts at about 9 p.m. on April 17.

Investigators said he had set this up with an undercover female officer who was working with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office and Beachwood police in a joint prostitution operation at the Homestead Guest Studios.

Police said Groves  requested full service and said he would bring condoms. According to the report, he agreed to pay $100 for one hour of time.

Groves arrived about an 1 ½ later and knocked on the door, when he was taken into custody.

The report said Groves had $195.70 in cash and a box of Magnum condoms with him. Both were seized as evidence.

On Wednesday, Groves's agent issued this statement on his  behalf:

"I want to apologize to the Browns organization, our fans and the city of Cleveland for putting myself in this situation. I realize I let a lot of people down, most importantly my family. I am committed to learning from this and moving forward."

Groves was charged with one count of soliciting. He appeared in court and pleaded no contest. His next hearing was set for May 10.

His biography on the Browns' website lists Groves as being married.

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