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Gators draft prospect Caleb Brantley facing assault charge

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Yet nother prospect is for the 2017 NFL Draft is now embroiled in controversy over a domestic violence incident. This time it’s Gators defensive lineman Caleb Brantley who has been charged with misdemeanor assault of a female in the early morning hours of April 13th

The story was first reported Sunday afternoon here:

As the report reads, Brantley is charged with knocking a female unconscious  and also, knocking one of her teeth out with a punch in an argument around 2 a.m. on April 13th. A witness statement to Gainesville PD detailed that Brantley’s actions were not in self defense.

Brantley, who decided to forgo his senior season with the Gators, after a 31 tackle 2.5 sack season in 2016, is believed to be as high as, a second round prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft this week.

Obviously, this news on the heels of Oklahoma star running back Joe Mixon’s well documented domestic violence problems with his draft status. And, Brantley and his reps will have hard time answering this with just days before the draft.

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