The Cleveland Browns may have landed the steal of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Browns selected Florida DT Caleb Brantley despite a pending charge of battery that was filed just days before the draft. Brantley was believed to be a second or third round talent, but saw his draft stock fall all the way to the sixth round due to the ongoing investigation.
On Wednesday, State Attorney Bill Cervone announced in a release that the charge had been dropped citing lack of evidence and conflicting accounts by the other party involved.
Brantley was charged by Gainesville Police on April 21 for the incident that happened eight days earlier.
Information in this article obtained via the Orlando Sentinel.