Thanks heavens for the principle of Innocent Until Proved Guilty.
When Sky Sport quotes Cleveland Police as saying “a 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of a Class A drug”, that 30-year-old male is Titus Bramble.
Things will change, of course, but Sky reports that he is “currently being questioned by police and is in custody in Stockton-on-Tees” having been arrested in the Yarm area in the early hours of today. Salut! Sunderland is hardly adding much to public knowledge of the matter by mentioning what appears in the mass media.
All sorts of questions arise. None, including those concerning how players behave between matches even when innocent of any criminal conduct, is appropriate to address here for fairly obvious reasons. So I pass on the Sky report without comment, and without feeling able to allow comments to be posted.
And I hope that Titus Bramble turns out to be guilty of no worse offence than failing to be tucked up in his bed three days ahead of a somewhat important football game.