Ravens' Brown Charged With DUI


Baltimore Ravens linebacker Cornell Brown was charged with drunken driving early Thursday near the campus of Virginia Tech, where he played college football.

Brown was stopped at 2:05 a.m. for a traffic violation and was arrested after an officer put him through a series of field sobriety tests, Blacksburg Police Lt. Bruce Bradberry said.

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  • A breath test determined that Brown's blood-alcohol content was .10 percent, and he was charged with driving under the influence. Virginia's legal limit is .08 percent.

    Brown spent several hours in the Montgomery County Jail and was released on a $1,500 secured bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 7.

    Brown played defensive end at Virginia Tech and was the state's college football player of the year in 1995. He was the Ravens' sixth pick in the 1997 draft.

    Last may, Brown was convicted of misdemeanor assault and battery involving a brawl on the Virginia Tech campus in which a track athlete was injured.

    Brown was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with all but two days suspended. He was one of five former Tech football players to go to court for the August 1996 brawl.

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