Gators star Caleb Brantley involved in fight with female

Gator star Brantley involved in fight with female

Florida Gators star and NFL Draft hopeful Caleb Brantley was involved in a physical altercation with a female early Thursday morning in Gainesville's midtown bar district, according to an incident report obtained by WTSP.

Brantley, according to police, was involved in a fight with a woman in the 1700 Block of W University Ave, outside the Copper Monkey at around 2 a.m. The altercation spilled over into the roadway, police say.

According to the report, Chelsea Austin, 20, claims a man, who was later identified as Brantley by Austin's friend, punched her in the face during the fight. Austin had a cut on her lip and blood around her tooth, according to the police report. Austin, however, could not identify who hit her.

Brantley, 22, claims Austin struck him in the face first, which Austin later confirmed to police, stating Brantley "disrespected her". Police say Brantley then pushed her away. He's listed as the victim in Gainesville PD's report.

Brantley didn't suffer any injuries. Multiple witnesses, according to the report, backed Brantley's recollection of the incident.

No charges were filed, and neither came forward as the victim. 

A source tells 10News Austin was later admitted to an area hospital and treated for injuries following the altercation.

Brantley is considered by many as a future first-round pick in this month's NFL Draft. CBS Sports has him ranked as the 47th-best prospect in this year's draft class.

Florida's Athletic Department has yet to return an email for comment.

Brantley responded to our report on twitter.

This story will be updated.

 

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