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Browns DT Kiante Tripp arrested in Georgia on burglary charges

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Browns defensive tackle Kiante Tripp was arrested in College Park, Ga., on charges of burglary.

According to a short report by, Tripp and two other men were accused of threatening people inside an apartment and ransacking the apartment, in an apparent effort to reclaim money they believed was stolen from them.

Neighbors told police officials that men with guns entered the apartment. The report said that one member of the party was also changed with possession of marijuana.

The 24-year-old Tripp grew up in Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia. He went to training camp with the Falcons last year, but signed with Cleveland’s practice squad, and played in three games late last year.

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18 Responses to “Browns DT Kiante Tripp arrested in Georgia on burglary charges”
  1. hughrenassle says: Jul 3, 2012 1:45 PM

    This just in: The Detroit Lions have expressed an interest in acquiring Tripp.

  2. charliewade says: Jul 3, 2012 1:50 PM

    Sounds like the **perfect** guy for Holmgren to make an example of, to show he’s tough and won’t stand for behavior that embarrasses the team or detracts from their goal.

    Perfect because he’s not a superstar on the team, just a marginal player.

  3. brenenostler says: Jul 3, 2012 1:52 PM

    I would be angry if I had to play for Cleveland too.

  4. acerockefellar says: Jul 3, 2012 1:53 PM

    Can we all just agree the browns belong in the Arena league?

  5. mcthompso says: Jul 3, 2012 1:54 PM

    If only Michael Irvin would have talked to the rookies when he came out of college…

  6. thejuddstir says: Jul 3, 2012 1:58 PM

    Tripp just hired Vilma’s lawyer, Ginsburg, to put the spin on things. …….”he wasn’t ransacking the apartment, he sat on the couch and thought some change fell out of his pocket and into the couch cushions and the gun in his hand wasn’t his but he almost tripped on it when entering the apartment so he just picked it up to put it in a safe place and the maryjane wasn’t his, it belonged to Randy Moss and he was just holding it for him, not knowing what it really was ” Case closed and if Goodell punishes him for these honest mistakes then Goodell has too much power and is playing God with this innocent young man’s life and livelihood.

  7. clownsfan says: Jul 3, 2012 1:58 PM

    Been a Browns fan for 32 yrs. Never heard of this guy before today.

  8. jason49er says: Jul 3, 2012 2:05 PM

    How long before “the two other men” testify against him and “keep it real?”

  9. degehring says: Jul 3, 2012 2:15 PM

    Somebody get on the phone to Cinci. They have to be salivating at the prospect of signing this guy.

  10. burlbradley says: Jul 3, 2012 2:18 PM

    This is a devastating blow to a Browns team that was expecting Tripp to be an integral part of the practice squad.

  11. smacklayer says: Jul 3, 2012 2:21 PM

    clownsfan says:
    Been a Browns fan for 32 yrs….
    That sucks, but I admire your courage to admit that in public.

  12. bigdinla says: Jul 3, 2012 2:22 PM

    Another “great guy” put out by that fine ” Christian Coach” Mark Richt. How many of his players and former players have to get arrested before people finally wake up and realize he is a used car salesman.

  13. mikemnz says: Jul 3, 2012 2:25 PM

    What is this guy some OJ Simpson wannabe?

  14. dawglb says: Jul 3, 2012 2:27 PM

    It is almost unfair to put “Browns” in the headline of this story. Practice squad player? We talkin’ about practice? Come on, man. We talkin about practice. Not game players. Not game players, but we talkin about practice players…..(thank you A.I.)

  15. granadafan says: Jul 3, 2012 2:31 PM

    Send this fool to the rookie symposium. What did Irvin say about ditching your ghetto criminal friends just because you want to “keep it real”?

  16. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Jul 3, 2012 3:10 PM

    degehring says:
    Jul 3, 2012 2:15 PM
    Somebody get on the phone to Cinci. They have to be salivating at the prospect of signing this guy.

    Detroit is the city you are looking for. Unless you enjoy still living in 2006.

  17. njsteelersfan says: Jul 3, 2012 3:12 PM

    The next words Tripp will hear is welcome to the Bengals

  18. inthezone4 says: Jul 3, 2012 10:36 PM

    Hey nj! Tripp can hang out with sucklisburger and take advantage of women and then buy his way out or even get a dwi with hines ward. Degehring. If tripp played for cincy, atleast he would be on a contender, instead of being a loser for his whole career. Last time the browns went the super bowl my grandpaw was a kid.

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