CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Browns right guard Alvin Bailey was arrested early Monday morning in North Royalton during a traffic stop and cited for OVI and 2 other traffic offenses as well as 2 misdemeanor drug charges.
In addition to the OVI charge, Bailey was cited for speed and an unsafe vehicle according to court records during a traffic stop that occurred at 12:57 a.m. He was also charged with drug abuse, drug paraphernalia and failure to comply with a lawful order.
Bailey, who was in the locker room Monday afternoon during media availability, was released on bond and is due in North Royalton Mayor’s Court Sept. 29 at 9 a.m.
“We are aware of the incident and have spoken to Alvin to express our displeasure and extreme disappointment,” Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said in a statement. “This is a matter that must be taken very seriously and we will comment further at the appropriate time.”
Bailey failed a field sobriety test with a blood alcohol level of 0.1450 – the legal limit in Ohio is 0.08 – the court documents show.
The citation for unsafe vehicle was due to a cracked windshield according to the police report. He was also cited for driving 50 in a 35 mile per hour zone while traveling northbound on West 130th street.
According to records, Bailey exited his vehicle after pulling onto Valley Parkway and the Cleveland Metroparks. Bailey told the officer that he pulled over because of a tire pressure warning and was releasing air from his tire. He seemed surprised to see the officer and ignored commands to get back in his vehicle according to the police report. Bailey told the officer that he had “several whiskeys” on the team plane on the flight home from Miami and also visited a business on Pearl Rd. in Strongsville following the team’s 30-24 loss in overtime to the Dolphins.
Officers also found a substance they believed to be marijuana inside the center console during a search of Bailey’s vehicle prompting the 2 additional drug charges.
Bailey started at right guard for John Greco, who moved to center due to center Cameron Erving’s bruised lung, against the Dolphins.
Bailey is subject to discipline from the NFL under the league’s personal conduct policy and the league has been made of the incident. He could also face discipline from the Browns because drinking on the plane, which landed in Cleveland around 8:45 Sunday night would be a violation of team and NFL rules.