Another NFL player has hit the police blotter. This time it is Cleveland Browns defensive back Kenny Wright. Houston television station KRIV first reported the arrest.
Wright was arrested Thursday after police said he led them on a quarter-mile foot chase that began in the parking lot of the police station. He faces a misdemeanor charges of unlawful restraint, evading arrest and possession of marijuana. Police said they found 1.875 ounces of marijuana in Wright’s vehicle.
Wright remained in the Pearland City Jail on Thursday night pending a bond hearing Friday morning. Pearland is about 15 miles south of Houston.
Wright, a nine- year veteran attended Northwestern State in Louisiana and was a fourth round pick in the 1999 draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He was signed by the Browns on March 4, 2007 as a free agent. He has seven career interceptions.
If found guilty on the unlawful restraint charge, Wright faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. If found guilty on the other charges, Wright faces up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine on each charge.
There has been no comment on the arrest from the Cleveland Browns.