Quentin Groves, a linebacker the Cleveland Browns just signed in March, was arrested last week by police after getting caught attempting to solicit what he thought was a prostitute. Actually, the hooker was an undercover police officer. From the Scene and Heard:
On April 17, according to the police report, Groves arrived at Room 231 of the Homestead Guest Studios. He had responded to an ad and requested “full service” from an officer posing as a prostitute offering sex for hire, according to records. A price was agreed upon during the call before he arrived.
His court date is May 10.
$195.70 and a box of Magnum condoms were seized as evidence.
[UPDATE: Here’s the police report.]
Groves was deemed an important acquisition this offseason, as he figures to give the Browns depth in the 3-4 defense. In March, Cleveland gave him a 2-year, $2.8 million contract. Groves, a 2nd round pick out of Auburn, is on his fourth team in five years. [Scene and Heard]