Jennings accused of punching bouncer

Updated: April 18, 2010, 9:03 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Browns running back Chris Jennings has been released from jail while authorities determine whether to file charges over allegations he hit a bouncer outside a Cleveland nightclub.

Jennings was arrested early Saturday morning.

John O'Brien, a spokesman with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department, says Jennings is accused of punching the bouncer in the mouth because he refused to allow Jennings' friend inside without proper attire.

O'Brien says the case has been turned over to the county prosecutor's office. It will determine whether to file an assault charge.

Browns general manager Tom Heckert says the team is aware of the situation and that it won't comment until it has all pertinent information. It's not clear whether Jennings has an attorney.

Jennings rushed for 220 yards and scored one touchdown as a rookie last season.


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