Created on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida family is suing Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Desmond Bryant, accusing him of showing up drunk at their home, banging on the front door and ripping off a door handle.
This arrest mug released by the North Miami Police Dept., shows Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Desmond Bryant on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Bryant was arrested for criminal mischief for allegedly trying to break down the front door of a home in North Miami, Fla. Intoxicated and incoherent, Bryant pounded on the door several times thinking he had arrived at his home, although he lives in a condo in Aventura, Fla. The family filed a lawsuit in Miami Dade circuit court on Monday, March 18, 2013. (AP Photo/North Miami Police Dept., HO)
The lawsuit seeking unspecified damages was filed Monday in circuit court by attorney Robert Fiore. He represents Isaac and Iris Baker, who Fiore says were terrorized along with their three children when Bryant showed up outside their house at 5:30 a.m. Feb. 24.
The lawsuit says the 6-foot-6, 311-pound Bryant tried to yank open the door while the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Isaac Baker struggled to stop him.
Bryant played for the Oakland Raiders before signing with the Browns last week. He has apologized for the South Florida incident but still faces a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge.
Representatives for Bryant could not immediately be reached for comment.