Sunderland suspend Bramble

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Updated: September 29, 2011

Sunderland have suspended defender Titus Bramble after the player was arrested last week.

The former Ipswich centre back was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of Class A drugs but was later released on bail. He played in the Black Cats’ defeat at Norwich on Monday but the club have released the following statement.

“Sunderland AFC has confirmed that Titus Bramble has been suspended from duties, pending the outcome of a club investigation,” said a statement on the club’s official website.

“The player will not attend team training or be available for selection for matches during this period.”

The club are to conduct their own internal investigation before deciding on the future of Bramble. He has a history of bad behaviour. His brother was jailed for four and a half years in 2011 after he was found guilty of rape. Bramble was cleared of any wrong doing and released.

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