Titus Bramble
Sunderland's Bramble challenges Chelsea's Drogba during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge

Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has been suspended Sunderland by Sunderland football club as investigations continue allegations of sexual assault and possession of a class A drug.

The 30-year old defender was released on police bail on Wednesday night.

A statement from the club reads: "Sunderland AFC has confirmed that Titus Bramble has been suspended from duties, pending the outcome of a club investigation.

"The player will not attend team training or be available for selection for matches during this period.

"The club is unable to make any further comment on the matter at present."

Bramble was questioned by police for 15 hours over allegations of sexual assault and possession of a class A drug.