Promising rookie defensive tackle Caleb Brantley has officially had the charges of misdemeanor battery against him dropped, due to "insufficient evidence to sustain a conviction” by an Alachua Country, Florida court.
Brantley was picked in the 6th round of the 2017 Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He is considered one of the premier defensive line talents of the draft, but his stock dropped considerably after the April 13th incident in Gainesville, Florida that resulted in the charges of battery against a local woman.
Statements from both Brantley and the Cleveland Browns were released today:
An impressive collegiate career with the University of Florida could have been the end to Brantley’s days playing professional football if the charges stuck. The NFL is particularly against employing players accused of violence against women.
Brantley has a lot of talent, and should live up to his amazing potential if he sticks to his word and shows us all “the type of person I really am.”
Source: Browns Twitter · Photo Credit: KEYSTONE PRESS