An altercation involving former Florida defensive lineman Caleb Brantley and a female on April 13, which was first reported by WTSP.com’s Ryan Bass, has taken a serious turn.
After the incident, the female victim did not come forward to press charges against Brantley, who is projected to go relatively early in the upcoming NFL draft, and the report was updated to state that the woman struck first and Brantley then pushed her away.
A sworn complaint was filed with the Gainesville Police Department on Friday, however, and Brantley is being charged with misdemeanor battery, according to Alachua County Court records.
The police report contains statements by witnesses of the altercation, which can be seen in the tweeted photos below, that suggest Brantley did much more than push the victim away. The police report says that Brantley punched the victim in the face and knocked her unconscious. The victim sustained dental injuries — a displaced tooth.
Brantley spent four years playing for the Gators, recording 80 tackles, 20.5 tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks during his career. Many project Brantley to be taken in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but it remains to be seen how these charges will affect his draft stock.