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QB Teddy Bridgewater didn't want to play with Browns

By George M. Thomas Published: May 13, 2014

Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater couldn’t let draft rumors alone.

On The Dan Patrick Show Tuesday morning, Bridgewater, who the Browns passed on in the draft on Thursday, said that he didn’t want to be in Cleveland.

The Browns took Johnny Manziel with the No. 22 overall pick and Bridgewater fell to the Vikings at No. 32.

“There was a chance but I actually told my agent that’s not the place where I wanted to be,” Bridgewater said on the show. “Throughout this entire process, I felt comfortable with the Minnesota Vikings through every visit I had with the team. It was a family environment. The players — great group of guys — so I felt comfortable wanting to play here.”

That Bridgewater said about the Browns speaks volumes as to how far the organization has to go to restore credibility and respectability in the minds of some.

But the statement also comes across as a dig at the fans.

Apparently no one told Bridgewater just how long the memories of Cleveland sports fans are.

Should he ever play in FirstEnergy Stadium, Bridgewater will likely find out.


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