Browns chief of staff Callie Brownson was convicted on Tuesday of driving an impaired vehicle, court records show.
According to Brunswick Mayor’s Court records, Brownson, 31, was arrested on May 27 at 12:27 a.m. in Brunswick, Ohio, after driving at 55 mph in a 35 mph zone. She had a reported blood alcohol level of 0.215, more than two and a half times the legal limit of 0.08.
According to a report by reporter Browns Daryl ruiter of Cleveland radio station WKRK-FM, Brownson argued Tuesday without question to the charge, a misdemeanor in the state of Ohio. She had her OVI and speeding fee withdrawn, paying $ 780 in court costs and fines.
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“We are aware of the incident and are extremely disappointed that a member of our organization has put themselves 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 during a press conference on Zoom after the team’s OTAs, which she did not attend. He said he was “disappointed”, but that she will not lose her job. She could wait for another punishment from the NFL.
“She has a lot of remorse,” Stefanski said. “I have spoken to her several times and she will learn from it.… I am disappointed, she is disappointed.
Brownson – who in her sophomore year with the Browns is assisting running backs coach Stump Mitchell – made history in 2020 as the first woman to coach on the sidelines of an NFL game. She replaced tight ends coach Drew Petzing, who was absent for the November game from Cleveland to Jacksonville for the birth of her first child.