After the incident involving former Kansas City Chiefs assistant Britt Reid earlier this year, the NFL has to start taking drinking and driving seriously. Now, a certain Cleveland Browns assistant coach could face discipline from the league.
Entering her second season as an assistant and the chief of staff for head coach Kevin Stefanski, Callie Brownson was charged with a DUI for driving while intoxicated back in May.
“Browns Chief of Staff Callie Brownson was charged with drunken driving and speeding May 27 in Brunswick, with a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit,” May Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported on Tuesday.
According to reports, the Cleveland Browns’ assistant was driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone. Court records show that her blood-alcohol content was .2150. The legal limit in Ohio is .08. Obviously, Brownson faces discipline from the NFL.
This comes months after the aforementioned Reid was charged with a felony DWI following an accident prior to February’s Super Bowl that left a five-year old girl with life-threatening injuries. Reid faces up to seven years in prison.
As for Brownson, she faces a third charge from authorities for her blood-alcohol level being above .17.
“We aware of the incident and are extremely disappointed that a member of our organization put themselves in this situation,’’ the Cleveland Browns said in a statement regarding the incident. “We take this matter very seriously and will take the appropriate disciplinary actions.”
Brownson is just a handful of female assistant coaches in the NFL. She made headlines last season by becoming the first woman to be a position coach in the league when she coached Browns tight ends during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.