Armonty Bryant indicted on felony drug charges

Posted at 1:44 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 18:06:11-05

Cleveland Browns' linebacker Armonty Bryant has been indicted on felony drug charges after being cited during a traffic stop on Interstate 71 Christmas morning.

According to an indictment from the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Bryant was indicted Tuesday on two counts of felony drug possession.

De'Ante Saunders, who was driving Bryant at the time of the traffic stop, was indicted for improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a felony. Saunders was reportedly released from the team in December.

The players were pulled over on I-71 southbound in Brook Park for going 75 mph in a 60 mph zone. 

Ohio State Highway Patrol officials said Bryant  was in possession of Adderall. Troopers also found a concealed handgun with no permit. 

According to court documents, marijuana, oxycodone and one other gun were found in the car.

At the time of the arrest, General Manager Ray Farmer released the following statement:

We are aware of the arrests of De'Ante Saunders and Armonty Bryant after a traffic stop early Friday morning.

These are charges that we take very seriously. The importance of responsible decision-making is something we continually stress to all members of our organization, which makes it extremely disappointing that these two individuals would put themselves in this situation by making such poor decisions.

Armonty will be inactive on Sunday for our game against the Chiefs and will not travel with the team to Kansas City so he can tend to this personal legal matter.

In addition to being a pending legal matter, this incident is subject to the NFL personal conduct policy and we have no further comment at this time.