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The centre-back has been found not guilty after being accused on two separate accounts of wrongdoing in September 2011, and the club have refused to comment on the ruling

Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has been cleared of sexually assaulting two women.

Bramble was accused of groping one woman in a nightclub before assaulting another in a taxi on September 28.

The Ipswich-born player had denied the charges brought against him and, following a four-day trial, the jury found him not guilty at Teeside Crown Court.

Bramble was initially arrested after the taxi driver become concerned at the actions of the 30-year-old and subsequently drove him to the police station.

The former Newcastle and Wigan defender admitted that he was under the influence of alcohol, but claimed that he had shared a consensual kiss with the women in the taxi before her mood changed, and denied groping a separate woman in a nightclub that same evening.

Sunderland have refused to comment on the court ruling.