Former Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley has been charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly knocking a woman unconscious.
Brantley, a projected second-round pick in this week's NFL Draft, was involved in a physical altercation with a woman during an April 13 incident in Gainesville, Fla., according to Alachua County court records. A Gainesville Police Department report initially listed Brantley as the victim, the records show, but he was charged Friday.
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The incident began when Brantley made "crude comments" to the woman, who then pushed him away, according to court documents obtained by the Tampa Bay Times. He then punched the woman in her face and knocked her unconscious, the documents said. Brantley originally told police the woman punched him.
The woman suffered dental damage, according to the report, including a "displaced tooth," resulting in a root canal.
Two different witnesses later told police Brantley was the aggressor, the report said, with one witness picking him out of a lineup.
Brantley, listed at 6-3, 300 pounds, played four seasons at Florida. He elected to forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft.