Browns chief of staff Callie Brownson charged with operating a vehicle impaired

Callie Brownson, the Cleveland Browns chief of staff, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired on May 27 in Brunswick, Ohio.

Brownson, 31, was driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone when she was stopped at 12:27 a.m. on Pearl Road in Brunswick, according to Brunswick Mayor's Court records. Her blood-alcohol content was .2150, according to court records, which is double the Ohio legal limit of .08.

"We [are] aware of the incident and are extremely disappointed that a member of our organization put themselves in this situation," a statement from the Browns read. "We take this matter very seriously and will take the appropriate disciplinary actions."

During a Wednesday news conference a day after news of Brownson's arrest, head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters that the team was working with the NFL on appropriate discipline for Brownson, but that she would not lose her job with the Browns. Stefanski also noted that Brownson is currently suspended from the team and was remorseful.

"She's extremely remorseful. I've spoken to her many times and she'll learn from this," Stefanski said, via NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala. "I'm disappointed, she's disappointed." 

OVI is a first-degree misdemeanor.

Brownson is entering her second season with the Browns organization and made history in 2020 as the first woman to coach an NFL position group during a regular-season game.

Organized team activities are currently underway for the Browns.

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