The Cleveland Browns’ offseason hasn’t necessarily gotten off to the best of starts. Apparently, 2016 first-round pick Corey Coleman was involved in an incident at an apartment complex. The details of the incident are not yet known, but his agent figured it made sense to deny any wrongdoing beforehand.
Statement from Browns WR Corey Coleman agent David Mulugheta:
Unfortunately Corey Coleman's name has surfaced in… https://t.co/I44H6ugzid
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2017
What this means is absolutely anyone’s guess. But for an agent to attempt to get ahead of a news story, there has to be something at least mildly serious going on here.
Coleman, the 15th overall pick in last year’s draft, dealt with a multitude of injuries during his rookie season. Ultimately, the Baylor product finished up the 2016 campaign recording 33 receptions for 413 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games.
This all comes with fellow receiver Josh Gordon still suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Posting a 1-15 record on the field is one thing. Containing to be in the news off the field is a completely different thing. From Gordon and Coleman to Johnny Manziel, that’s defined the Browns for the better part of the past two years.
We’ll have updates as they become available.