Browns safety De’Ante Saunders enters not guilty plea

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns practice squad safety De'Ante Saunders has pleaded not guilty to operating a vehicle impaired and speeding.

Saunders' lawyer faxed the plea to Berea Municipal Court on Monday.

Saunders and linebacker Armonty Bryant were arrested on Christmas following a traffic stop. Saunders was charged with OVI and speeding. A handgun belonging to Saunders was also found in the car, police said. Saunders did not have a permit for the weapon.

Bryant was arrested for possessing Adderall and not having a prescription for the drug, Ohio Highway Patrol Lieutenant Craig Cvetan said. Bryant's case is being referred to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor.

Bryant is second on the team with 5 1-2 sacks this season. He did not travel with the Browns for Sunday's game in Kansas City. The 25-year-old was twice arrested for selling marijuana in college and for drunk driving shortly after the Browns drafted him in 2013.

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