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ORANGE VILLAGE, Ohio -- A newly-signed Browns linebacker is starting his career in Cleveland on some rough turf.

According to Orange Village police, Quentin Groves, 29, was arrested on April 17 for soliciting prostitution.

The bust happened during a joint operation with Beachwood police, the Cuyahoga Sheriff's Office and Orange Village officers at the Homestead Guest Studios.

During the sting, a female police officer acted as an escort and took several calls from men interested in sex for hire.

Groves was allegedly one of them.

He made arrangements for certain acts and determined a price for a "full-service" visit, a police report stated.

Police say Groves was arrested when he showed up at the hotel. Officers confiscated $195 in cash and a box of condoms.

Groves pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct earlier this week. He has another court appearance on May 10.

Groves apologized for the incident in the following statement:

"I want to apologize to the Browns organization, our fans and the city of Cleveland for putting myself in this situation. I realize I let a lot of people down, most importantly my family. I am committed to learning from this and moving forward."

A spokesperson for the Browns on Wednesday released the following statement to Fox 8 Sports reporter John Telich:

"We are aware of the situation and do not have any further comment."

Stick with Fox 8 News and for updates on this developing story as they become available.

Quentin Groves (Photo Credit: Orange Village Police Department)

Quentin Groves (Photo Credit: Orange Village Police Department)