On Tuesday, Browns Chief of Staff Callie Brownson was convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to court records.
According to Brunswick High Court records, the 31-year-old Brownson was arrested on May 27 at 12:27 a.m. in Brunswick, Ohio, after driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone. He had a reported blood alcohol level of .215, more than two and a half times the legal limit of .08.
According to a report by the Browns reporter Daryl Ruiter of Cleveland radio station WKRK-FM, Brownson on Tuesday did not contest the charge, a misdemeanor in the state of Ohio. His OVI and speeding charges were taken away, paying $ 780 in fines and court fees.
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“We are aware of the incident and are extremely disappointed that a member of our organization has put himself in this situation,” the Browns said in a statement Wednesday. “We take this matter very seriously and will take appropriate disciplinary action.”
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski also addressed Brownson’s conviction at a Zoom press conference after the team’s OTAs, which she did not attend. He said he was “disappointed” but that she will not lose her job. I could expect more punishment from the NFL.
“She is extremely sorry,” Stefanski said. “I have spoken to her many times and she will learn from this. … I’m disappointed, she’s disappointed. “
Brownson, who in her sophomore year with the Browns is helping running backs coach Stump Mitchell, made history in 2020 as the first woman to coach to the guidelines of an NFL game. He replaced tight ends coach Drew Petzing, absent for Cleveland’s November game at Jacksonville due to the birth of his first child.