Groves’ team-friendly contract could make Browns more likely to keep him

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It’s fitting, we suppose, that a team owned by a guy who runs a truck-stop company would employ a player who got arrested for doing something that many regard as a widespread practice at truck stops.

Browns linebacker Quentin Groves was arrested last week for solicitation of prostitution, as part of a sting operation in Cuyahoga County.  The Browns, who offered the perfunctory “[w]e are aware of the situation and do not have any further comment” comment, now have to decide what they plan to do.

Apart from the fact that he hasn’t already been cut, Groves’ contract points toward the player getting a second chance.  Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Groves already has received a $500,000 roster bonus, and he has a base salary of only $715,000 this year.  Next season, his base salary is $1 million with a $100,000 workout bonus.

And so the Browns could be inclined to keep him around.  Especially if getting a second chance makes Groves even more motivated to make a great first impression when it’s time to get down to business other than, you know, the world’s oldest profession.