Sashi Brown: Caleb Brantley must grow as a person from this situation

AP

Browns rookie defensive tackle Caleb Brantley won’t be facing battery charges in Florida after being the subject of a complaint alleging he knocked a woman unconscious with a punch during an altercation last month.

The State Attorney’s Office said the complaint was dismissed because of insufficient evidence to use in a prosecution of Brantley while also noting Brantley had the right to defend himself against someone “punching and assaulting him.” In statements, Brantley said he was “grateful” for the ruling and Browns executive V.P. of football operations Sashi Brown said it was incumbent on the rookie to make the most of the opportunity

“Based on our information, we understood there was a reasonable chance that the charges would be dismissed. As we have previously discussed, the allegations made regarding the incident were not something we take lightly. Caleb understands that we have an expectation and standard for every member of our organization. He’s a talented young man with a great opportunity in front of him. Caleb must grow as a person from this situation. He is now able to move forward and focus on earning a spot on this roster.”

Before the battery complaint, Brantley was seen as a sure thing to go in the first couple of rounds in the draft and make an NFL roster. He wound up slipping to the sixth round, where the Browns took a gamble that things would work out for Brantley in the legal realm. They did and now the football one is front and center for all involved.

11 responses to “Sashi Brown: Caleb Brantley must grow as a person from this situation

  1. Hes 1 of the 2 bright spots of the Browns Draft. Him and Njoku will be the only 2 good players out of their 10 picks and out of their last 2 Drafts. The rest of the picks were horrible the last 2 yrs.

    Vegas agrees with me and not you myopian Browns fans. Not favored in any game this year

  2. As a Browns fan, I like that management gathered evidence and took a calculated risk in acquiring a top of the draft talent in the 6th round. With this roster seemingly depleted of talent for years, the Harvard boys are slowly putting together a roster of players capable of giving the fans something to root and cheer for for years to come. #GOBROWNS

  3. In the red corner 6’2″ 295 pounds Caleb Brantley, and in the blue corner, tiny woman, who cares she hit him first she deserved to get knocked unconscious. I have no value for woman like football players and most of their fans…sarcasm

  4. I wonder if they would have drafted Mixon sooner than the 6th round or if they have used analytics to put a 6th round floor on risky players?

  5. mazenblue says:
    May 17, 2017 4:45 PM

    In the red corner 6’2″ 295 pounds Caleb Brantley, and in the blue corner, tiny woman, who cares she hit him first she deserved to get knocked unconscious. I have no value for woman like football players and most of their fans…sarcasm

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    Steve McNair would probably disagree with your holier than thow attitude if he had been smart enough to defend himself by knocking out that woman who wanted to and succeeded in murdering him.

    You don’t hit a lady. #1 sign what you’re dealing with is not a lady is when she assaults you.

  6. Somebody said: “I wonder if they would have drafted Mixon sooner than the 6th round or if they have used analytics to put a 6th round floor on risky players?”

    I hate Joe Mixon, but I’d hate my team more if they didn’t take him in the 6th round.

    Honestly, the second round for Mixon… when there is video of him beating two women… is unbelievable. The video of Ray Rice beating one woman, his fiancé, ended Ray Rice’s career. This type of disgusting mysoginistic behavior really should have merited Mixon dropping to the fourth round of the draft.

    Or the third round, at the very least.

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