It didn’t take Browns linebacker Quentin Groves long to get in trouble in his new town.
Groves, who signed with the Browns as a free agent earlier this offseason, was arrested for solicitation. According to a report in Cleveland Scene magazine that has been confirmed by Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Groves was arrested at a hotel after responding to an ad from a prostitute promising “full service” that turned out to be a sting run by police in the towns of Beechwood and Orange along with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department.
Groves allegedly agreed to a price for sex acts on a call before arriving at the hotel — one hour of time for $100 with an additional $20 for a particular sex act — and became one of 14 men arrested as part of the operation. The report also states that $195.70 and a box of Magnum condoms were seized as evidence in the arrest, which took place while the Browns were holding a minicamp last week. Groves was not absent for any of that minicamp.
Groves, who signed a two-year deal with the Browns, is due in court on May 10. Neither the Browns nor Groves’ agent responded to requests for comment.