Newly signed Cleveland Browns linebacker Quentin Groves was arrested on charges of soliciting prostitutes, Cleveland Scene’s Vince Grzegorek reports. Groves was caught in a sting run by the Orange and Beachwood police along with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department.
Per Grzegorek, Groves responded to an advertisement and requested “full service” from an officer posing as a prostitute. According to the records, a price was agreed upon during the call before he arrived and nearly $200 was taken as evidence.
The Browns signed Groves to a two-year, $2.8 million contract this past offseason. He and new Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton spent last season together in Arizona where the linebacker was a useful reserve, tallying 46 tackles and four sacks despite starting just seven times. He played in all 16 games in 2012, and has played in no fewer than 15 during his five years in the NFL.
One of 15 men arrested in the sting, Groves’ court date is reportedly set for May 10.