When his agent released a statement denying any wrongdoing in an incident that had not been reported yet, most figured Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman was in trouble.
Immediately after his agent released said statement, a report from ESPN suggests that Coleman has been accused of felonious assault for an alleged incident that took place on New Year’s Eve at his apartment complex.
“The incident, which took place in the lobby of The Pinnacle Condominiums on West Lakeside, where Coleman lives, left victim Adam Sapp of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, hospitalized at Lutheran Medical Center with a ruptured eardrum and a concussion.”
As mentioned above, Coleman’s agent denied any wrongdoing. In fact, he indicates that his client wasn’t even present. And now, Coleman’s lawyer has released a statement.
“My client denies participating in this incident,” Cleveland attorney Kevin Spellacy said. “He will fully cooperate with the appropriate authorities and looks forward to clearing his name from what has been alleged.”
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.