Disgraced Stadium of Light player faces more punishment.
Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has been suspended by the club over allegations of sexual assault and possession of a class A drug.
The 30-year-old was last night released on police bail after being questioned following his arrest during the early hours of the morning.
As a result of his suspension, Bramble will be unavailable for Saturday’s Premier League clash with West Brom at the Stadium of Light.
The timing could not be worse for manager Steve Bruce who is under pressure following a poor start to the season.
The Black Cats boss needs all his experienced players after picking up only five points all season and in the aftermath of the 2-1 defeat to Norwich on Monday.
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.”