Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor DUI charges brought against him in Oklahoma on Tuesday.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Bryant received a one-year deferred sentence in return for his plea. Bryant was arrested on Friday and had a blood alcohol content of .098 according to the police report. Bryant will also pay $1,136 in fines and court costs and has to listen to a victim’s impact panel on the dangers of drunk driving as part of his sentence in the case.
Cabot also reports that the sentence will not violate the terms of the deferred sentence Bryant received after being arrested for selling $20 of marijuana to undercover officers in Oklahoma last year. The Browns haven’t announced whether Bryant violated his chances of sticking with the team beyond a statement saying they are in the process of collecting more information.
Bryant was adamant last week that he had learned from his mistakes and that he was appreciative of the second chance the Browns gave him by drafting him in the seventh round. With nothing invested in Bryant at this point beyond that draft pick, it remains to be seen if the Browns will be extending the time limit of that second chance or if his latest brush with the law ends his Browns career before it ever got going.