ProFootballTalk Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley was expecting to be drafted this week, with some projections having him going in the first round. But things have just changed dramatically. Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley was expecting to be drafted this week, with some projections having him going in the first round. But things have just changed dramatically. Brantley was arrested in Gainesville for allegedly punching a woman, knocking her unconscious and knocking out a tooth. He is facing a misdemeanor count of simple battery. The police report says the 307-pound Brantley punched the 120-pound victim in the face. Although the report says the victim pushed Brantley first, it says that the “use of force was clearly out of retaliation and not self defense” and that Brantley’s force “far exceeded what was reasonable or necessary.” Two witnesses saw Brantley punch the woman, police say.
How dumb can you be? Former University of Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley was set to become a millionaire on either Thursday or Friday, all he had to do was stay out of trouble, but the weekend before the NFL Draft Caleb Brantley was arrested for punching a woman in the face. The 6’3 307-pound Brantley was arguing with a woman on 5’6 120-pound woman on the street in Gainesville, when he threw a haymaker at the woman, knocking her unconscious and knocking out one of her teeth. The police reports indicate that Brantley was acting in self defense, and that the victim did not press charges at the scene, but following the Ray Rice incident and several other high profile domestic violence incidents the NFL takes situations like this very seriously. Prior to this incident, Caleb Brantley (who already had character concerns) was viewed as a second round draft pick, but now you have to wonder if Brantley will be selected at all, the Baltimore Ravens have confirmed that they have pulled Brantley off of their draft board entirely.
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