Published August 09, 2010
BEREA, Ohio – Cleveland Browns defensive back Gerard Lawson returned to practice Monday, one day after he was arrested on charges that include driving under the influence.
Lawson was arrested Sunday morning after he hit a parked car downtown, and sheriff's deputies saw him leaving an accident scene in the popular downtown Warehouse District. He posted bond and was released from jail. No injuries were reported.
Browns coach Eric Mangini met with Lawson and said they had a "good conversation." Mangini did not say if Lawson apologized.
"I told him I was disappointed in him putting himself in that position," Mangini said. "The value in this and in any experience is what you can learn from it to make sure this type of thing doesn't happen again — not just him, but anybody in our group."
Lawson signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played in five games last season.
On Saturday, Lawson played in the team's scrimmage at Browns Stadium and returned two kickoffs.