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Browns draft Caleb Brantley then threaten to release him

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Say this for the Cleveland Browns, almost nothing they do is by the book. Add to that the drafting of controversial Gators defender Caleb Brantley Saturday afternoon.

First, they made a trade for embattled overpriced QB Brock Osweiler on the eve of free agency because they could get a second round pick from the Texans to do it. Then, by electing to take Texas A & M defensive end Myles Garrett, instead of a QB with the #1 overall pick, clearly they were doing things differently. They later got Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer in the 2nd round on Friday night.

Well on Saturday afternoon, they went the controversial route when they drafted Brantley who is still under criminal investigation for allegedly punching a female in Gainesville on April 13th.

But, they then made it clear after taking the Florida defensive tackle with the 185 pick (6th round), it may only be a temporary move:

 

You read that right. The head of the Browns front office, Sashi Brown, told the Cleveland media Saturday afternoon that Brantley may be released before he ever plays a game, depending on the outcome of the criminal investigation.

Brown went on to say “(his situation) may be something that we cannot get comfortable with.”

The Browns revealed that they had brought Brantley in for a pre-incident interview, as at that time it was believed he would be picked in the first two rounds of the draft.

Meanwhile, Cabot, who’s an outstanding beat writer,  also dropped this nugget:

Again, you see that, correctly. She is reporting an unnamed Gators assistant was telling teams to stay completely away from Brantley. No matter what. WOW.

Needless to say, the cloud over him has cost him the potential of millions and when a team in desperate need of players and help only tentatively wants you in the sixth round, it doesn’t bode well for Caleb Brantley.

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  1. Bob Stalnaker

    April 30, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Re your, “Meanwhile, Cabot, who’s an outstanding beat writer, …”

    This may be the most inaccurate, laughable comment I have seen all year. If she is writing about her orgasmic love affair with Jimmy Garoppolo or writing about Johnny Manziel, she has nothing to say. She should go write for some girlie gossip rag where she would fail there also.

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