The Berea prosecutor’s office will not file charges against Browns offensive line coach Andy Moeller following a Sept. 5 incident in which he was accused of assault.
Prosecutor Jim Walters wrote in his decision Wednesday morning that “it is quite clear an incident of volatile nature took place…what is less clear is the actions of the two persons involved.”
The woman who called 9-1-1 and accused Moeller told police that Moeller was her fiancee. She told the 9-1-1 dispatcher Moeller “tried to strangle me and beat me up” and that “I hate to do this to him.” She twice changed her mind about pursuing charges.
The Browns’ day-to-day headquarters are in Berea, a suburb about 15 miles southwest of Downtown Cleveland. The team suspended Moeller indefinitely following the incident.
The announcement that Moeller won’t face charges came with details from the prosecutor that “the consumption of alcohol contributed significantly to the incident.” The two had been drinking, starting earlier in the day at an Octoberfest event at the nearby Berea Fairgrounds.
Moeller was suspended by the NFL in 2011 while working for the Ravens after his third alcohol-related arrest in four years.