BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns chief of workers Callie Brownson has been suspended by the staff however is not going to lose her job after an arrest for drunken driving.
Brownson, one among only a handful of feminine coaches within the NFL, pleaded no contest Tuesday in a Brunswick court docket to costs stemming from her arrest final month. She had her license suspended for one yr and must take an intervention course.
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On Wednesday, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski, who employed Brownson final yr and has praised her work, mentioned she has been disciplined by the staff. He didn’t reveal the size of her suspension however mentioned she’s going to stay employed by the Browns.
“Extraordinarily disenchanted,” Stefanski mentioned following a voluntary apply. “We take these items very severely. We’re working with the league on applicable self-discipline. Callie’s clearly very remorseful and he or she’s going to study from this and we’ll assist 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. Based on the police report, an officer detected the odor of alcohol and mentioned 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 advised 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 mentioned she is not going to face any additional self-discipline from the league.
Stefanski lauded Brownson’s contributions final season as she dealt with a big quantity of planning in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“She’s extraordinarily remorseful, I’ve spoken to her many occasions and he or she’ll study from this and hopefully we’ll all be in a greater place after this,” Stefanski mentioned. “I’m disenchanted. She’s disenchanted and, once more, we’ll work by means of all of the particulars.”
Brownson’s major responsibility with the Browns is working alongside Stefanski, who started his skilled profession in the same function with the Minnesota Vikings. However Brownson’s job expanded final season when she grew to become the primary girl to function an assistant coach throughout a regular-season recreation.
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 staff after his spouse gave beginning to their first youngster.
The 31-year-old Brownson is working with operating backs coach Stump Mitchell this season.
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