BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns chief of employees Callie Brownson has been suspended by the crew however won’t lose her job after an arrest for drunken driving.
Brownson, one in every of only a handful of feminine coaches within the NFL, pleaded no contest Tuesday in a Brunswick court docket to fees stemming from her arrest final month. She had her license suspended for one 12 months and should take an intervention course.
On Wednesday, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski, who employed Brownson final 12 months and has praised her work, stated she has been disciplined by the crew. He didn’t reveal the size of her suspension however stated she’s going to stay employed by the Browns.
“Extraordinarily upset,” Stefanski stated following a voluntary apply. “We take this stuff very severely. We’re working with the league on applicable self-discipline. Callie’s clearly very remorseful and she or he’s going to study from this and we’ll help her alongside the way in which.”
Brownson was stopped on Might 27 for driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone at 12:27 a.m. In response to the police report, an officer detected the scent of alcohol and stated she had slurred speech.
Brownson supplied a breath pattern that confirmed a blood-alcohol stage of .215 — greater than twice Ohio’s .08 authorized restrict. She instructed officers she had “two or three glasses of wine.”
The Browns consulted with the league in figuring out applicable self-discipline for Brownson. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy stated she won’t face any additional self-discipline from the league.
Stefanski lauded Brownson’s contributions final season as she dealt with a major quantity of planning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“She’s extraordinarily remorseful, I’ve spoken to her many occasions and she or he’ll study from this and hopefully we’ll all be in a greater place after this,” Stefanski stated. “I’m upset. She’s upset and, once more, we’ll work by all of the particulars.”
Brownson’s major responsibility with the Browns is working alongside Stefanski, who started his skilled profession in an analogous function with the Minnesota Vikings. However Brownson’s job expanded final season when she turned the primary lady to function an assistant coach throughout a regular-season sport.
When the Browns visited the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 29, Brownson stuffed in for tight ends coach Drew Petzing, who didn’t journey with the crew after his spouse gave start to their first baby.
The 31-year-old Brownson is working with operating backs coach Stump Mitchell this season.
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