Armonty Bryant, who just six days earlier was drafted in the seventh round by the Cleveland Browns, has been arrested and charged with DUI in Oklahoma. This isn’t his first run in with the law as Bryant was suspended last season for three games after being arrested for selling marijuana to an undercover officer.
Bryant was pulled over at 3:46 a.m. last Friday near Norris Field, the stadium that he played at while attending East Central University. A wobbly Bryan first told police that he hadn’t been drinking and was just driving a friend home from a party. Later, he admitted to having a few drinks. According to the police report, the officer tried to administer the state’s blood test six times and each time, Bryant replied, “I just don’t want to lose my driver’s license.”
Police reported Bryant “to have slurred speech, a strong odor associated with an alcoholic beverage, and to be unbalanced on his feet.” A breathalyzer test recorded a 0.098, which is over the Oklahoma legal limit of 0.08. He posted $500 bail and was released from the Pontotoc Justice Center at 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning.
The Cleveland Brown must not decide if they will bring Armonty Bryant in for rookie mini-camp this weekend or perhaps even cut ties with him totally. Bryant has yet to sign a contract, so the team hasn’t invested anything in him financially.