WESTLAKE, Ohio, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- It was revealed Wednesday that Cleveland Browns running back William Green was arrested Monday night on a driving under the influence charge.
On Wednesday, Green pleaded innocent to the charge, He was arrested Monday night after being stopped while driving his Cadillac SUV erratically and with a flat tire. After he did not fail instructions for field sobriety tests, he took a breathalyzer, which indicated a .165 blood-alcohol content.
The legal limit in Ohio was lowered from .10 to .08 in July. The maximum penalty for a first-time offense is six months in jail, a $1,000 fine plus $1,950 in penalty assessments, and a six-month driver's license suspension.
Green, 23, also was cited for a misdemeanor possession of marijuana and failing to travel within marked lanes.
Browns president Carmen Policy said the team is aware of the situation.
"Our team policy dictates that we handle all incidents involving our players within the organization on an individual basis."
This season, Green has 559 yards and one touchdown on 142 carries.