The central defender was picked up by Cleveland Police in the early hours of Wednesday morning and questioned over the charges, but has been released on bail with the matter to be investigated further.
“A 30-year-old man from Wynyard has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of a class A drug,” a police spokeswoman said in a statement.
The former England under-21 player was arrest by Northumbria police last year over a similar charge in a Newcastle hotel, but he was let go free without any further consequences due to lack of evidence.
Bramble’s brother Tesfaye is currently also serving a four-and-a-half year prison sentence after being convicted of raping a woman last year.
The defender played in the Wearside outfit’s 2-1 defeat to Norwich on Monday night, but it is now questionable whether he will feature in the Black Cats next fixture against West Brom on Saturday.
Written By Gareth McKnight
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