Former Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley was charged on suspicion of misdemeanor battery following an alleged physical altercation with a woman, according to a police report obtained by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Brantley, considered one of the top interior defensive line prospects available in this week’s NFL draft, allegedly struck a woman with a closed fist and knocked her unconscious in Gainesville, Florida, on April 13, according to the Gainesville Police Dept.
Brantley and the alleged victim were engaged in a verbal altercation due to crude comments made by Brantley when the alleged victim pushed Brantley, who allegedly responded by striking the victim in the face, knocking her unconscious and causing dental injuries that displaced a tooth, the report stated.
Brantley’s alleged “use of force was clearly out of retaliation and not self-defense,” and the dental injuries caused by the alleged battery will require a root canal, the report added.
Brantley played for three seasons at Florida. On April 12, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock ranked him the fourth-best interior defensive lineman available in this year’s draft.