Cleveland Browns seventh-round pick Armonty Bryant was hit with DUI charges on Tuesday after in arrest in Oklahoma. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Bryant has entered a guilty plea/no contest and has received a one-year deferred sentence and fine of $1,136.
Bryant must also listen to a victim’s impact panel on the perils of drunk driving, according to John Hubbard, an assistant district attorney in Oklahoma. He also must attend a substance-abuse screening panel within the next 180 days.
Bryant’s deferred sentencing from his felony probation does not change as a result of this DUI conviction.
Bryant is a very talented player, but he slipped to the seventh-round because of some character concerns. He said just a week ago that he learned from his arrests that stemmed from selling marijuana to an undercover police officer in college, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
The rookie is already on thin ice and the DUI arrest could have seriously jeopardized his chances to make the team’s final roster.
Cleveland issued a statement acknowledging that they have learned of the arrests, but they continue to gather the facts and have had no further comment.