The Browns and offensive line coach Andy Moeller have “mutually agreed” to part ways, effective immediately, says Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal (Twitter links). Moeller had been under investigation in recent weeks for an alleged domestic incident, though he ultimately didn’t face charges.
“While no charges were filed in connection with the recent accusations asserted against him, and which Andy vehemently denies, he has advised the Browns that he desires to devote his full attention and focus on his family,” the Browns and Moeller’s agency said in a joint statement. “Andy states that this was a difficult decision but the right one for him, his family, and the club at this point in time.”
The Browns initially suspended Moeller indefinitely earlier this month while he was being investigated for a possible domestic incident. Berea prosecutor Jim Walters announced that no charges would be filed against Moeller, though he didn’t entirely exonerate the veteran coach.
“It is quite clear an incident of volatile nature took place,” the Berea prosecutor’s office said in a statement last week. “What is less clear is the actions of the two persons involved.”
As Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports tweets, Moeller met with NFL officials yesterday about the incident and the investigation, and the league has yet to make a decision on potential discipline. No matter what the league decides, it doesn’t appear Moeller will be coaching in the NFL again this season.