Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bills hand Branch his walking papers following DUI


On Saturday, Alan Branch was the second Buffalo Bills defensive tackle to be arrested this offseason. On Sunday, he found out his fate ahead of the league's 75-man roster restrictions.

The team announced it has released the 29-year-old.

Branch's arrest came in the early morning hours of Aug. 23 following the team's walkthrough practice at St. John Fisher College. He was arrested for an alleged DUI after being spotted vomiting out the door of his car, according to Mike Rodak of, and subsequently recorded a .14 blood-alcohol level.

Marrone addressed the incident following the team's 27-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"I’m going to meet with him [Sunday]. I found out somewhere around noon midday," Marrone said. "I just had so much on my mind. I tried to call him and couldn’t get ahold of him, so I just got ahold of him some other way through other people and said, 'I’ll meet with you tomorrow.'

"That’s all I know for a fact. I can’t say anything else."

Following a failed conditioning test to start training camp, the eight-year vet has been seeing much of his playing time toward the end of Buffalo's games despite a contract extension before the start of the season.

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