GAINESVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — As the NFL Draft draws closer and closer, it seems some prospects just can’t stay out of trouble.READ MORE: As US Confirms First Omicron Case, CDC Works To Step Up Testing Requirements
Former Florida Gators star and NFL prospect Caleb Brantley is facing misdemeanor charges that he allegedly punched a woman in the face, knocking her out and dislodging a tooth.
According to Alachua County, Florida, court records, the 22-year-old defensive linesman was charged Friday with battery.
A Gainesville police affidavit says Brantley and Chelsea Austin were arguing shortly after 2 a.m. April 13 when she pushed him.READ MORE: Arrest Made In Miami-Dade In Connection With Murder Of Palm Beach Gardens Boy
The affidavit says the 6-foot-3, 300-pound Brantley responded by hitting the 5-foot-6, 120-pound woman in the face. Investigators say the punch far exceeded what was needed for self-defense.
They say two witnesses saw the fight.
Brantley did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment. Brantley has been expected to be a top-round pick in this week’s NFL draft.MORE NEWS: Asian American Artists Celebrated During Art Basel: 'Through Hardships, We Could Look At Diversity And See It As Strength'
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