Browns offensive lineman Alvin Bailey was arrested early Monday morning in North Royalton and charged with operating a vehicle impaired.
"We are aware of the incident and have spoken to Alvin to express our displeasure and extreme disappointment," Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown said Monday night in a prepared statement. "This is a matter that must be taken very seriously and we will comment further at the appropriate time."
Bailey, 25, is subject to discipline from the NFL under its personal-conduct policy. The league has been made aware of the incident.
A free-agent acquisition from Seattle, Bailey started Sunday's 30-24 overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins at right guard. His first start of the season was a result of John Greco moving from right guard to center in the starting lineup with Cameron Erving (bruised lung) sidelined.
Citing a police report, the Royalton Post reported Bailey was exiting his pick-up truck in a Cleveland Metroparks parking lot when an officer spotted him at 12:57 a.m. Bailey said he was letting air out of the truck's tires.
He repeatedly ignored the officer's orders to go back inside the truck, according to the report. He later told police he had been drinking at a business on Pearl Road and also had consumed "several whiskeys" on the Browns' flight back from Sunday's game in Miami.
Drinking on the plane would be a violation of team and NFL rules, so Bailey would be subject to discipline from the Browns. Their charter flight landed in Cleveland at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday.
Police arrested Bailey after he performed poorly on sobriety tests and tested above the legal limit on a portable breath test, per the report. When police searched his truck, a substance believed to be marijuana was found.
He was cited for failure to comply, drug abuse, drug paraphernalia, speeding and having a vehicle with a cracked windshield deemed to be unsafe, according to the report. He has a court date scheduled for Thursday.
Bailey was in the locker room Monday afternoon at Browns headquarters. The team is still gathering information about the arrest, so it remains to be seen whether it'll sever ties with Bailey.