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Lewis doesn't like boycott

By Marla Ridenour Published: November 4, 2009

Browns running back Jamal Lewis doesn't agree with the plan of two longtime season ticket holders for the Nov. 16 Monday night home game against Baltimore. Mike Randall of Massillon and Tony Schafer of Sandusky want fans to wait until after kickoff to go to their seats in protest over the state of the franchise and owner Randy Lerner's unwillingness to talk on camera.

"The great thing about Browns fans was that they were going to be there regardless,'' Lewis said Wednesday. ''And that's being an opposing team coming in here that the fans would
be cursing you out no matter what, no matter what the record was and that was how it was going to be. That's what I expected with this team.

''And now the talk that I hear about the fans not coming to the game and doing all this, you should just take a step back and look. We might have a lockout here soon in the future and there's not going to be some football probably, who knows? So as a fan you need to take advantage of the time we have right now with this team and
just know that in the future it's going to be all right. I was just thinking about that last night. I know you all write everything, so hopeful you write that."

When it was suggested that Randall and Schafer are not advocating that fans stay home, Lewis said, ''What is that going to do? They should just know that one day there might not be a game going on when it's supposed to be, so enjoy it now and take
advantage of it. You never know what you might miss."


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