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Despite battery charge, Browns draft Caleb Brantley

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If you’re willing to overlook off-field red flags, you can get first-round talent in the sixth round.

That’s what happened today when the Browns took Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley with the 185th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

As recently as a week ago, some projections had Brantley going in the first round. But then came word that Brantley had been arrested for allegedly punching a woman, knocking her unconscious and knocking her tooth out. Brantley is facing a misdemeanor battery charge, and many teams took him off their draft boards because of it.

The Browns, however, still think Brantley is worth the risk. They just added a talented football player, but it remains to be seen whether he’s a player who’s going to be a bigger problem off the field than he is an asset on the field.

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10 Responses to “Despite battery charge, Browns draft Caleb Brantley”
  1. dtp15 says: Apr 29, 2017 4:01 PM

    sounds like a browns thing to do

  2. heymister24 says: Apr 29, 2017 4:20 PM

    Heck, if they was gonna takes brantley, why donts they take Mixon too.

  3. stairwayto7 says: Apr 29, 2017 4:24 PM

    He will never be heard from again!

  4. luke30157 says: Apr 29, 2017 4:28 PM

    Just keeping up with the bungles

  5. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Apr 29, 2017 4:30 PM

    Maybe Ohio loves dudes that knock girls out

  6. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Apr 29, 2017 4:58 PM

    Right state, wrong team.

  7. davefromtheburgh says: Apr 29, 2017 7:26 PM

    There was a time when I lined up at the mall to meet my football heroes when I was a kid.

    But when I think of the NFL these days, all I see is the unadulterated filth that populates NFL rosters.

    If they didn’t have a cachet as NFL players, we wouldn’t want them working in our communities, dating our daughters, and being part of our families.

    There isn’t much that separates Joe Mixon or this Brantley guy from the offenses of people will fill our federal prisons.

    I blame the NFL executives who enable these predators to have places in our lives and communities. We, as fans, deserve better.

  8. buckifan4life says: Apr 29, 2017 7:34 PM

    Guilty until proven innocent… Let’s see what becomes of the allegation. If there is proof and he is a violent woman beater, then he’s got to go.

  9. cuda1234 says: Apr 29, 2017 9:50 PM

    Who cares if he hit a girl? After 40 years of feminism I know that girls are no different than boys, that they aren’t anything special and they certainly aren’t weaker than men or in need of their protection. Get over it already you old white guys. Stop being so sexist!

  10. sportsiknow says: May 1, 2017 7:25 AM

    With all the second chancees police officers get for killing unarmed black men. I don’t think getting a second chance for a lost tooth is calls for the firing squad.

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