Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey is facing a misdemeanor assault charge in Harris County.
Winfrey allegedly grabbed a woman he was dating with his hand, causing her “bodily injury.” Court records state the two had an “argument over a dog and keys to a rental car.” The charge was classified as “Assault-Family Member” on the court documents.
The Browns issued a statement, saying they are aware of the situation and currently gathering more information.
This isn’t the first time Winfrey has had issues with off-the-field incidents. He was suspended by the team from practices and games because of things that happened away from the field.
The 6-foot-4, 292-pound Winfrey was drafted in the fourth round in last year’s NFL Draft and went on to play 13 games, and finished the season with 22 combined tackles, two quarterback hits, 0.5 sacks and two passes defended.
Winfrey began his collegiate career at Iowa Western Community College before transferring to Oklahoma in time for the 2020 season. He would go on to earn second-team All-Big 12 honors in both of his seasons.
Browns defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey. Photo courtsey of Brown’s Zone