Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman's name is included in a police report detailing an alleged felonious assault that took place in Cleveland early in the morning on Dec. 31, but police say he is not a suspect, and his attorney said he was not present at the time of the incident.
The Browns said they are aware of the incident and had no further comment. Police are investigating, according to Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia, public information officer for the Cleveland Division of Police.
"My client denies participating in this incident," Coleman's attorney, Kevin Spellacy, said in a statement. "He will fully cooperate with the appropriate authorities and looks forward to clearing his name from what has been alleged."
The incident, which took place in the lobby of the Pinnacle Condominiums on West Lakeside, where Coleman lives, left victim Adam Sapp of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, hospitalized at Lutheran Medical Center with a ruptured eardrum and a concussion.
Spellacy said a video will show Coleman was not in the lobby when the assault took place.
"I haven't seen the video, so I'm relying on somebody I trust," Spellacy said. "They saw the video, and they know Corey, and he was not in the elevator or in the lobby when this happened."
Spellacy added that Coleman "denies doing anything wrong."
Coleman was the Browns' first-round draft pick in 2016.
Coleman's agent, David Mulugheta, issued a statement saying, "Corey, while aware of the incident, denies the allegations that have been made and looks forward to clearing his name."
According to the report, Sapp and Nina Holman, who is listed as a witness, were walking toward the elevator at about 2:50 a.m. on Dec. 31 at the Pinnacle, when four men got off the elevator.
A verbal confrontation followed, and Sapp "is unclear of what happened next, but he was woken up by Nina Holman in a stairwell," the report states.
Sapp could not identify any of the four men, but the report states that Holman told him Coleman was one of those involved.
Sapp then lost consciousness, the report says.
Medical EMS woke Sapp up in the stairwell and treated him. A police officer on the scene also talked with Sapp. He declined to file a police report and said he did not remember any details about the altercation, the report says.
Holman then told a friend whom she was staying with at the Pinnacle that Coleman "beat up Sapp," the report says.
Holman, whom ESPN reached by phone, said she could not talk about the altercation.
Coleman traveled with the Browns the afternoon of Dec. 31 for the team's season finale in Pittsburgh.
The report states it is "unclear at this time ID of males who assaulted Sapp" and states that Holman was unavailable to give a statement at the time the report was filed.
Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter was used in this report.