Browns’ Corey Coleman denies involvement in assault at Cleveland apartment


Corey Coleman #19 of the Cleveland Browns runs after the catch against Trovon Reed #38 of the San Diego Chargers at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND– Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman is named in a police report from an assault in Cleveland.

The alleged felonious assault happened in the lobby of Coleman’s apartment on West Lakeside shortly before 3 a.m. on Dec. 31, the police report said. The Browns played the Steelers in Pittsburgh later that day in the season finale.

The victim was assaulted by four men, and suffered a ruptured eardrum and a concussion. According to the police report, a witness identified one of the attackers as Coleman.

The victim, a 26-year-old man from Mayfield Heights, told officers he did not remember the assault.

The Browns told FOX 8 News the, “Team is aware of what has been alleged.”

“My client denies participating in this incident. He will fully cooperate with the appropriate authorities and looks forward to clearing his name from what has been alleged,” Coleman’s attorney Kevin Spellacy said in a statement released through the team.

Cleveland drafted Coleman 15th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. He missed several weeks of the season with a broken hand.

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