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The Cleveland Browns refrained from going into too much detail when, last night, they announced the indefinite suspension of offensive line coach, Andy Moeller.

Speaking in a statement emailed to various media outlets, the AFC North franchise simply stated Moeller had been involved in an "incident" over the weekend.

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Now though, courtesy of ESPN's Pat McManamon, new details have emerged which appear to reveal just what caused the Browns to take such drastic measures on the eve of the 2015 season.

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McManamon is reporting that Moeller, a member of the Cleveland staff since 2014, is under investigation for the alleged assault of a female who had been a guest in his home over the weekend.

Although the woman in question reportedly had doubts about pressing charges after having phoned police, the authorities, by law, had to file a report of the incident which will be presented to Berea, Ohio's city prosecutor in the coming days.

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As noted in a previous article, Moeller has already been forced to miss time in the NFL when, in 2011, he was suspended for two games during his time as Baltimore Ravens O-line coach. Then, it was an arrest for a DUI that forced his absence.

Dealing with the situation

Although the alleged incident took place over the weekend, Andy Moeller was still at the Cleveland Browns facility on Monday, per ESPN.

According to Joe Thomas (Browns left tackle) the coach made it clear to the players that "he was dealing with some personal things and might be gone for a while." 

Assistant offensive line coach George DeLeone will step up in Moeller's absence as the coach awaits results from the ongoing investigation.

Browns fans: Can your team block out the off-field issues to have a successful 2015? What record would be acceptable? Have your say in the comments below...

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