Sunderland defender Bramble in dock to face sexual assault charges
Titus Bramble will appear before a judge on Friday, charged with three counts of sexual assault.
The 30-year-old Sunderland defender is accused of indecently touching two women in separate incidents during a night out in Yarm, Teesside, in September.
The defender, of Wellington Drive, Wynyard, near Middlesbrough, will appear at Teesside Crown Court for a plea and directions hearing.
In the dock: Bramble is in court today
In a statement released previously, Bramble's solicitor said the footballer looked forward to clearing his name at the Crown Court.
Bramble started his career at Ipswich and also played for Newcastle and Wigan before signing for Sunderland.