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Quentin Groves arrested for solicitation

Marshawn Lynch, Quentin Groves

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs from Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Quentin Groves (54) during the first half of an NFL football game in Seattle, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)


It didn’t take Browns linebacker Quentin Groves long to get in trouble in his new town.

Groves, who signed with the Browns as a free agent earlier this offseason, was arrested for solicitation. According to a report in Cleveland Scene magazine that has been confirmed by Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Groves was arrested at a hotel after responding to an ad from a prostitute promising “full service” that turned out to be a sting run by police in the towns of Beechwood and Orange along with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department.

Groves allegedly agreed to a price for sex acts on a call before arriving at the hotel -- one hour of time for $100 with an additional $20 for a particular sex act -- and became one of 14 men arrested as part of the operation. The report also states that $195.70 and a box of Magnum condoms were seized as evidence in the arrest, which took place while the Browns were holding a minicamp last week. Groves was not absent for any of that minicamp.

Groves, who signed a two-year deal with the Browns, is due in court on May 10. Neither the Browns nor Groves’ agent responded to requests for comment.