BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns chief of workers Callie Brownson has been suspended by the staff however won’t lose her job after an arrest for drunken driving.
Brownson, considered one of only a handful of feminine coaches within the NFL, pleaded no contest Tuesday in a Brunswick court docket to prices stemming from her arrest final month. She had her license suspended for one yr and must take an intervention course.
On Wednesday, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski, who employed Brownson final yr and has praised her work, stated she has been disciplined by the staff. He didn’t reveal the size of her suspension however stated she’s going to stay employed by the Browns.
“Extraordinarily disenchanted,” Stefanski stated following a voluntary observe. “We take this stuff very severely. We’re working with the league on applicable self-discipline. Callie’s clearly very remorseful and he or she’s going to be taught from this and we’ll help her alongside the best way.”
Brownson was stopped on Could 27 for driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone at 12:27 a.m. In line with the police report, an officer detected the odor of alcohol and stated she had slurred speech.
Brownson offered a breath pattern that confirmed a blood-alcohol stage of .215 — greater than twice Ohio’s .08 authorized restrict. She informed 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 in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“She’s extraordinarily remorseful, I’ve spoken to her many occasions and he or she’ll be taught from this and hopefully we’ll all be in a greater place after this,” Stefanski stated. “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 lady to function an assistant coach throughout a regular-season recreation.
When the Browns visited the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 29, Brownson crammed 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.