Titus Bramble has been suspended from his Premier Football club Sunderland AFC following allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in the back of a taxi and on suspicion of being in possession of a Class A Drug after a night out at a singles club in Yarm, North Yorkshire.
The Sunderland defender was arrested and held at a police station for 15 hours after a taxi driver became so concerned about his behaviour towards the female passenger that the player had jumped in to the cab with on leaving the Keys club in Yarm on Tuesday evening.
But instead of taking the Â£40,000-a-week Premier player back to his exclusive Wynyard Park Estate home near Billingham, the cabbie took him straight to the police station where he was arrested for sexual assault and found in possession of a Class A Drug.
“Sunderland AFC has confirmed that Titus Bramble has been suspended from duties, pending the outcome of a club investigation.
“The player will not attend team training or be available for selection for matches during this period.
“The club is unable to make any further comment on the matter at present”, read a statement from the club.
Police inquiries are ongoing.