CLEVELAND - A Cleveland Browns player is facing legal trouble after a Saturday night arrest. Gerard Lawson, 25, is a defensive back and is accused of driving drunk and crashing into a parked car in the Warehouse District.
Lawson pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday morning. He was released from prison Sunday after posting $2,500 bond.
During the Monday arraignment, his attorney asked for a jury trial, and a pre-trial hearing was scheduled for Aug. 17, at 10:30 a.m.
Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Deputies said they witnessed Lawson crash into a parked car Saturday night on West 6th Street near Lakeside Avenue.
Deputies said Lawson tried to take off, but he was stopped, arrested and booked into the city jail.
No one was injured in this accident.
The Browns released the following statement:
"We are aware of the situation with Gerard and are conitnuing to gather all the information. Until we have done that we wil not make any further comment."
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