BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns cornerback Corey Fuller, who played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1995-98, was arrested early Sunday following a preseason game against Green Bay for refusing to move his car from an intersection.
Cleveland police told Fuller to move his car, which was blocking an intersection near the city's Flats entertainment district, and when he refused to do so he was arrested about 12:22 a.m., police spokeswoman Lt. Sharon MacKay said.
MacKay said Fuller missed a turn, pulled up to an officer directing traffic and asked if he could turn into the Flats, MacKay said. The officer told him to keep moving.
After about eight minutes, the officer gave him a warning. When Fuller still did not move, the officer arrested him, she said.
"There were horns blowing and people were getting a little distressed about the traffic situation," she said.
Fuller was charged with obstructing official business, a misdemeanor, and received a traffic citation for impeding the flow of traffic, MacKay said. The arresting officer said his arraignment in Cleveland Municipal Court could be Thursday, she added.
Browns coach Butch Davis said he was informed of Fuller's arrest Sunday morning and spoke with club president Carmen Policy and the team's security personnel.
Davis said Fuller committed a fourth-degree traffic violation, but said he knew no other details.
Davis also said he has talked with Fuller.
"He was regretful," Davis said. "He said that he hates the fact that any kind of an incident happens that distracts. Obviously, he's embarrassed."
Davis said he would wait to get more information before deciding if Fuller will be disciplined.
Fuller was not available for comment. He participated in a light workout with his teammates at the Browns' training facility Sunday.
The expansion Browns signed Fuller, 31, on Feb. 18, 1999, after spending four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota drafted him in the second round in 1995.
Earlier this week, Fuller was one of several Browns who attended the funeral of Vikings Pro Bowl tackle Korey Stringer, who died from heatstroke.
Fuller had been singled out by Davis for his play during training camp. Last season, Fuller led Cleveland with three interceptions.
His arrest is the second legal problem for a Browns player since Davis' arrival.
Linebacker Jeremiah Pharms, the club's fifth-round pick in April's draft, was released by the team in May after he pleaded innocent to charges he robbed, pistol-whipped and shot an alleged drug-dealer in Seattle.
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