Florida defensive lineman Caleb Brantley was reportedly involved in an altercation with a female this morning.
According to a report from WTSP's Ryan Bass, Brantley, a potential first-round pick in this month's NFL Draft, was involved in a fight with a woman around 2 a.m. Thursday morning outside of the Copper Monkey, a Gainesville bar.
Here are some details from the incident report, obtained by WTSP:
According to the report, Chelsea Austin, 20, claims a man, who was later identified as Brantley by Austin's friend, punched her in the face during the fight. Austin had a cut on her lip and blood around her tooth, according to the police report. Austin, however, could not identify who hit her.
Brantley, 22, claims Austin struck him in the face first, which Austin later confirmed to police, stating Brantley "disrespected her". Police say Brantley then pushed her away. He's listed as the victim in Gainesville PD's report.
In addition to being listed as the victim, multiple witnesses backed up Brantley's side of the story. Still, any type of physical altercation with a woman isn't a good thing.
There are probably still details to be sorted out in this story. We'll provide them as they come out.
As a redshirt junior in 2016, Brantley was a consensus second-team All-SEC pick. He played in all 13 games, making 11 starts. The 6-foot-2, 297-pounder compiled 31 tackles (9.5 for loss), three quarterback hurries, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
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