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Browns' Groves apologizes for arrest

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Cleveland Browns linebacker Quentin Groves apologized late Wednesday after being arrested for soliciting an undercover police officer in a prostitution sting.

In a statement, Groves said that he let many people down, and told fans, the team and the city of Cleveland he was sorry for putting himself in that situation.

"I am committed to learning from this and moving forward," he said.

Groves allegedly responded to a sex-for-hire ad and agreed to payment before arriving at Homestead Guest Studios in Beachwood, Ohio. The police report indicates that Groves requested "full service" from an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute, but was met by multiple officers when he reached the predetermined room.

At least 14 others were arrested in the three-day sting, according to Cleveland Scene.

Groves pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct in Bedford Municipal Court in suburban Cleveland Tuesday.

Groves signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract as an unrestricted free agent in March. He played for the Arizona Cardinals last season. The former 2008 second-round pick drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars has also played for the Oakland Raiders.
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