Stadium of Light centre back held for questioning.
The Premier League footballer Titus Bramble has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of a class A drug, police have said.
The Sunderland defender was being held for questioning by Cleveland police following an incident in the early hours.
A force spokeswoman said: “A 30-year-old man from Wynyard has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of a class A drug.
“He is currently being questioned by police and inquiries are ongoing.”
It is worth noting that last year Bramble was arrested on similar charges for an alleged rape in a Newcastle hotel but was later released without charge. The former Ipswich Town defender’s brother Tesfaye was is currently in jail after being convicted of raping a 19 year old and is a year into his four and a half year sentence.
Sunderland are not going to comment on the case due to the ongoing police investigation.