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Buffalo Bills’ Alan Branch Released on Heels of DWI Charge

August 24th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Alan Branch has been released following a DWI arrest Saturday.

New York State Police say the charged Branch with DWI about 2 a.m. Saturday after he was seen vomiting out of the driver's side doot of a car in Cheektowaga. He then blew a 0.14 percent blood-alcohol content, nearly double the legal limit of 0.08 percent in New York.

The team then issued a one-sentence release Sunday afternoon stating Branch was released.

Branch had already been on the fence this preseason. He played with third-teamers when he saw action this summer. He also failed his physical entering training camp and missed some time getting back into shape. He also skipped voluntary offseason workouts.

Branch sat out Saturday's preseason loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Doug Marrone said he was notified of an arrest around noon Saturday and would meet with Branch on Sunday.

This arrest continues Branch's downfall spiral after a promising start in Buffalo. He signed with the Bills last offseason last offseason and started 13 games last season, recording 39 tackles and a pass deflection. The Bills thought enough of the 29-year-old to sign him to a three-year, $9.3 million extension after the 2013 season.

Branch is due to appear in Cheektowaga Town Court on Aug. 29.

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