A Browns employee commited suicide Saturday, the team confirmed this morning.
The employee, who was a member of the grounds crew, hanged himself inside a storage shed at the team's facility on Saturday in Berea, the Cuyahoga County coroner confirmed to WEWS Newschannel 5 in Cleveland.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported the incident on Fox’s NFL Sunday pregame show. Glazer said the incident occurred Saturday, right around the same time Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend at a residence and then himself at the Chiefs’ facility.
The Browns issued a statement via email.
"This is a terrible tragedy and our heartfelt condolences go out to [his] family. [He] was a good friend and colleague, and an outstanding employee. He will be missed by everyone in the Cleveland Browns organization.”
The Beacon Journal does not identify private suicides.