Florida Gators star defensive lineman Caleb Brantley was reportedly involved in an altercation with a woman, Chelsea Austin, and allegedly punched her during that fight.
“Brantley, according to police, was involved in a fight with a woman in the 1700 Block of W University Ave, outside the Copper Monkey at around 2 a.m. The altercation spilled over into the roadway, police say,” per Ryan Bass of WPST.com. The police report states that 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.”
Austin also confirmed that she struck Brantley in the face first after she says he “disrespected her,” sparking the fight.
Afterwards, Austin was treated at a local hospital for her wounds, per the report.
Brantley is a big-time player on the gridiron and has been projected in the first round by many mocks. At the worst, before this incident he was viewed as a Day 2 pick. During his three years playing at Florida, he racked up 80 total tackles, 20.5 for a loss and 5.5 sacks from the defensive tackle position.
No doubt, this incident will have a negative impact on his draft stock.