Florida Gators defensive tackle Caleb Brantley is in some hot water just five days before the 2017 NFL Draft.
The NFL prospect was expected to be selected in the first two round’s of the draft later this week in Philadelphia, but after details of an incident earlier this month were brought to light, he could be in for a significant draft day slide.
Brantley has been charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from an incident earlier this month where he allegedly struck a woman.
Witnesses claim Brantley struck the woman with a closed fist with “force far exceeded what was reasonable or necessary” and knocked her unconscious. The victim reportedly also “displaced a tooth and will require a root canal.”
Here is an excerpt from the police report:
— Patrick Pinak (@pinakk12) April 23, 2017
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According to a sworn complaint obtained by ESPN from the Alachua County Clerk of Court in Gainesville, Florida, a woman told police that the 6-foot-2, 307-pound Brantley made crude comments toward her during an argument at a bar on April 13, and she then pushed him. The complaint said Brantley responded by “striking [her] in the face knocking her unconscious.”
With the NFL’s stronger stance against domestic violence and violence against women in recent years, Brantley’s poor decision that night and lack of control could end up costing him millions.
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