Friday, September 07, 2007

Brown arrested

Cleveland Browns starting cornerback Leigh Bodden faces possible discipline from the league after being charged with aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest as he tried to pick up his girlfriend and their two children at Cleveland's major airport. According to police, Bodden was spotted driving his sports utility vehicle in reverse inside a passenger-arrivals area. He was approached by an officer, who informed Bodden to pull over, police Lt. Thomas Stacho said. After refusing, Bodden eventually parked his SUV illegally. He got out and walked toward an airport entrance and became verbally abusive with the officer, who called for police backup, Stacho said. Responding officers instructed Bodden to place his hands on a wall, which he did, but the situation became tense when the player began to resist officers trying to place handcuffs on him, Stacho said. Bodden is scheduled to appear in court for a pretrial conference on Sept. 25, his lawyer, Matt Selby said. The charges carry a sentence of up to six months in jail.

What better way to sabbatage your team's season then to have a run in with law right before show time. But I do give Bodden credit. Unlike Eugene Robinson, at least he wasn't arrested sporting wood.

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