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Report: Bodden will play despite arrest

Sept. 6, 2007 at 3:32 PM

CLEVELAND, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Cleveland Browns cornerback Leigh Bodden will play in Sunday’s season opener despite his arrest this week on traffic-related charges.

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reported Bodden faces charges of resisting arrest, failure to comply and a traffic ticket. He allegedly argued with police at a traffic stop and resisted arrest in the arrivals area at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

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Bodden had an attorney enter innocent pleas in Cleveland Municipal Court Thursday morning and was free on $1,000 bond after a five-hour jail stay Wednesday.

"It's unfortunate that this is a distraction before the Steelers game," he told the newspaper. "I apologize to my coaches and my teammates. That's all I've got to say."

Coach Romeo Crennel confirmed Bodden will play.

"It's my understanding he was picking up his family at the airport and there are two small kids involved and his wife," Crennel told the Plain-Dealer.

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