Looks like the Browns can party just as hard as their AFC North rivals, the Steelers.
Because not only is it being reported that Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley and his wife were involved in an altercation on New Year’s Eve, but apparently Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman also mixed up as the year wound down.
Only in Coleman’s case, it’s what allegedly happened the previous New Year’s Eve that he now must answer to in a court of law.
Coleman, along with his half-brother and a roommate, are being sued for allegedly beating a man in their downtown Cleveland apartment building on New Year’s Eve of 2016.
“Adam Sapp says in the suit filed Friday the Browns player and Jonathan Coleman, Jared Floyd and several other unnamed defendants attacked him, then carried his bloodied and unconscious body into the building’s parking garage and left him lying on a speed bump.”
Coleman was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing by authorities back in August. But civil trials bring less of an onus for the accuser to prove that an actual crime was committed.
Sapp is reportedly suing for at least $25,000 as a way to pay for his past and future medical bills as a result of the alleged incident.
Interestingly, both of the co-defendants being sued in this case were ultimately charged with assault. This might make it easier for Sapp to receive a payout here.