Browns' Groves arrested for solicitation

April, 24, 2013
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Cleveland Browns backup linebacker Quentin Groves was arrested last week on charges of solicitation after being caught in a Cleveland area sting, according to a police report obtained by Cleveland Scene magazine.

According to police, Groves was arrested on April 17 when he arrived at a hotel after previously agreeing to pay $100 for sex. His court date is May 10.

Groves participated in the Browns' first minicamp of the season last week, which means he was arrested while in town for the workouts.

Groves signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract with the Browns last month. He was brought in because he is one player who has familiarity with coordinator Ray Horton's defense, having played under him in Arizona last season. Groves was also considered a fall-back option for the Browns if Jabaal Sheard struggled in transitioning from a 4-3 defensive end to a 3-4 outside linebacker.

The Browns have yet to comment on the arrest. This is the first off-the-field incident for a player under the Browns' new regime, which is headed by chief executive officer Joe Banner.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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