Titus Bramble suspended by Sunderland after arrest

Sunderland defender Titus Bramble
Bramble joined Sunderland from Wigan in July 2010

Sunderland have suspended defender Titus Bramble after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of a Class A drug.

The 30-year-old former Newcastle and Wigan man was questioned before being released on bail on Wednesday.

A club statementexternal-link said: "Titus Bramble has been suspended from duties, pending the outcome of a club investigation.

"The player will not attend team training or be available for selection for matches during this period."

The statement concluded: "The club is unable to make any further comment on the matter at present."

Titus Bramble's career started at his hometown club, Ipswich, before he moved to Newcastle United for £6m.

He then joined Wigan Athletic and then moved back to the North East with Sunderland last year.

The Sunderland centre-back, who was picked 10 times for England's Under-21s, played in his club's 2-1 defeat at Norwich on Monday.