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Former Florida Gators defensive tackle Caleb Brantley, a prospect expected to be selected early in the 2017 NFL Draft was listed as a victim in a simple battery report filed by the Gainesville Police Department and obtained by OnlyGators.com on Thursday.
Brantley was allegedly hit in the face multiple times by 20-year-old Chelsea Austin, who claimed Brantley “disrespected her” and eventually admitted to starting the altercation. Brantley told police Austin “approached him and hit him in the face” after being angry that Brantley would not sleep with her as he did one of her friends, so he “pushed her out of his space.”
The GPD lists “hands, feet, fists and spitting” as the weapons used in the simple battery, and “multiple different witnesses” on the scene “corroborated Brantley’s series of events.” The incident occurred around 2 a.m. on Thursday.
Brantley, one of the top five defensive tackles available in the NFL Draft later this month, chose not to file a complaint against Austin and left the scene without injury.
The incident was first reported by WTSP sports anchor Ryan Bass.