Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has been suspended by the club as investigations continue into allegations of sexual assault and possession of a class A drug.
The 30-year-old has been released on police bail after being questioned following his arrest during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A club statement said: "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."
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