Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman will not be charged for assault stemming from a December 31st, 2016 altercation in downtown Cleveland.
A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted Coleman's brother and an associate Tuesday morning for one count of felonious assault each.
The original case form filed by police on January 19th stated that Corey Coleman, Jonathan Coleman and Jared Floyd, “assaulted Adam Sapp,” and “then carried Sapp’s unconscious body through a parking garage.”
Corey Coleman has maintained his innocence ever since the incident took place.
“Corey has cooperated with the authorities,” Coleman's attorney Kevin Spellacy said. “He continues to cooperate with the authorities. And he’s maintained he was not involved in a physical altercation at that incident whatsoever. Whether that be encouraging somebody, whether that be participating in fighting, he wasn’t involved. Period.”
The original December 31st police report stated that Adam Sapp was assaulted by four men in the lobby of the Pinnacle Condominiums on West Lakeside Avenue some time before 3 a.m.
Sapp has stated he suffered a concussion, a ruptured left eardrum, bruises and scratches but did not remember details of the incident, according to the report.
Coleman was selected 15th overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2016 entry draft. In 10 games last season he managed 33 receptions for 413 yards and three touchdowns.
Source: Nate Ulrich - Beacon Journal · Photo Credit: KEYSTONE PRESS