UPDATE: SEC Country has obtained the police report from this incident. Those details can be found here.
Former Gators defender and NFL Draft hopeful Caleb Brantley’s name has surfaced in some undesirable headlines just two weeks before the draft begins.
According to a report from WTSP’s Ryan Bass, Gainesville police have confirmed that Brantley was involved in a physical altercation with a female in Gainesville’s downtown bar district on Wednesday night. However, no charges were filed after the alleged incident, and it appears as though Brantley may have been the victim.
The alleged fight reportedly took place outside of the Copper Monkey on W University Ave. and spilled into the the street before it dissolved. According to Bass, police indicated that the woman involved did not come forward and has not been identified in the report.
Per the report from Bass: “Police say the female, who has yet to be identified, struck Brantley first. He then pushed the woman away.”
Brantley acknowledged the report of the female starting the fight with a Tweet on Thursday that simply stated “Thank you” to an updated headline indicating he was the victim in the incident.
Thank you https://t.co/SS6vMFYgqQ
— CB ?? (@CalebBrantleyFB) April 13, 2017
There is a lot at stake for Brantley’s football future with the draft approaching. He’s considered an early-round option for teams seeking help on the interior of the defensive line.
Here’s a look at his draft outlook, per NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein:
Powerful, stout defensive tackle with the quickness to play the three-technique and the power to play the nose. Brantley has the talent and traits that should appeal to both two-gap and one-gap defenses. While we haven’t seen Brantley play in even half of Florida’s defensive snaps in a single year, the talent is there to become an early starter and a defensive force up front.