Browns linebacker Quentin Groves’ arrest for solicitation on April 17 remained under wraps for a week.
It took much less time for Groves, who signed a two-year deal with Cleveland earlier this offseason, to address the matter once it became public. Groves has issued a statement apologizing for the arrest.
“I want to apologize to the Browns organization, our fans and the city of Cleveland for putting myself in this situation,” Groves said in a statement. “I realize I let a lot of people down, most importantly my family. I am committed to learning from this and moving forward.”
Earlier reports indicated that Groves would have a May 10 court date, but the Associated Press reports Groves entered a no contest plea on Tuesday. According to AP, Groves paid $365 as part of the settlement of the case. The Browns have yet to issue any comment about the arrest.