Browns suspend Callie Brownson for drunk driving

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The Browns have suspended chief of staff Callie Brownson after she pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence yesterday.

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed today that the team has suspended Brownson. The length of the suspension was not announced.

Stefanski added that the Browns will cooperate with the league office and that Brownson could face additional discipline for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. But Stefanski said he will not fire Brownson.

She’s extremely remorseful. I’ve spoken to her many times and she’ll learn from this,” Stefanski said, via Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network. “I’m disappointed, she’s disappointed.”

Brownson was pulled over for driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone at 12:27 a.m. Her blood-alcohol content was .2150, nearly three times the legal limit.

Brownson coached the Browns’ tight ends in one game last year and their wide receivers in another game after other assistant coaches had to miss the games because of COVID-19. That made her the first woman to serve as a primary position coach in an NFL game.

11 responses to “Browns suspend Callie Brownson for drunk driving

  1. IMO, for her to be coherent with that BAC, she is an “experienced” drinker. Remorseful, sure; she was caught. As a 54 year old female veteran I have done my share of drinking. Not condemning drinking but I am driving under the influence. It’s wrong on so many levels and takes away innocent lifes. Thankfully nobody was hurt.

  2. Its pretty easy to exceed .08…..its still dead wrong but its not hard to do. .215 though is ridiculous.

  3. Remorseful? It’s too late for that. Seriously, when will EVERYONE finally learn that if you’re going to drink, DON’T DRIVE. PERIOD. The stupidity of the human race continues to astound me.

  4. As someone else pointed out……having a BAC of .215 and not being passed out is the sign of an alcoholic. This isn’t the first time that Callie had a few too many.

  5. Uber and Lyft and Taxis and Friends. All wonderful, fun, simple, easy convenient and affordable options to save lives. There is simply no excuse anymore. Not from anyone and not at any time.

  6. what would it have taken her to hit her uber or lyft app and get a rideshare? Very little. There are zero excuses for getting a ride. and with the head coach giving her another chance he has to do it for everyone because he’s set a precedent.

  7. Sometimes getting caught is what it takes as a wake up call. Just glad nobody was killed or hurt.

  8. I don’t think it’s a good sign that she said she has taken roadside sobriety tests before….

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