BURNLEY, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 30: Titus Bramble of Sunderland in action during the pre season friendly match between Burnley and Sunderland at Turf Moor on July 30, 2011 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
Titus Bramble finds himself in trouble with the law once more as the Cleveland Police confirm that they've arrested the defender over suspicions of sexual assault and possession of a class A drug.
Sunderland defender Titus Bramble is in trouble with the law again after being arrested for suspicions of sexual assault and drug possession on Tuesday night. This isn't a particularly new situation for Bramble - he was arrested on suspicion of rape in 2010, although the charges were later dropped - and one has to wonder whether fewer nighttime adventures would help the centre back, who had just led his team to a 2-1 loss at Norwich City*
*And was the subject of an amusing write-in campaign to have him declared man of the match by Sky despite playing miserably, something that these allegations have made seem far less of a gigglefest than when the award was announced.
With Sunderland having a poor start to the season and seeing star striker Asamoah Gyan more or less evaporate into thin air, losing a starting centre back is pretty much the last thing that they needed. Bramble and the club will be hoping that the situation can be resolved quickly - they really don't need more of this sort of distraction.
For more on the Bramble story as it comes out, check out SB Nation's Sunderland blog Roker Report.