Last weekend Browns defensive back Gerard Lawson was arrested for drunk driving. Today he pleaded no contest.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Lawson got a plea deal that included three other charges — failure to control his vehicle, driving away from the accident without stopping and not wearing a seat belt — getting dropped.
Lawson was sentenced to one year of probation, 72 hours of an alternative to jail program, 20 hours of community service, a six-month suspension of his license, two mandatory MADD meetings and a $500 fine.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Lawson at about 2:30 a.m. on August 8 after seeing him hit a car and keep going. Lawson, a 2008 draft pick, played in five games last year.