Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden discussed LeBron James’ return to the Cavaliers during an interview Friday night with NFL Network’s NFL Total Access. A transcript is below.
On how he’s feeling about the news that LeBron James is joining the Cleveland Cavaliers: “It’s a great day in Cleveland.”
On what he has been hearing and experiencing: “It’s been almost overwhelming. I was actually having my football camp when people that were at my camp -- peoples’ parents -- were like, ‘Oh my goodness LeBron’s here. LeBron’s here. LeBron’s coming back home.’ I’m super excited. I’ve been a really, really big LeBron supporter. It’s been kind of tough being a LeBron fan in Cleveland since he left. So now I’ve just been able to chill and post some of my things about being a big fan of him -- it’s going to be amazing.”
On if Cleveland is the center of the sports world and how it feels: “You could feel it everywhere especially after the draft too. We got [Justin] Gilbert and we got [Johnny] Manziel, then the city was buzzing. Now, LeBron’s coming back. We got Andrew Wiggins. The whole city feels really good about themselves. I know the players and everybody. I know I do. It’s time for us. There’s no reason why we can’t win games out here with the Cavs and for the Browns.”To read more or comment...
Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and several of his teammates used social media this afternoon to welcome NBA superstar and Akron native LeBron James back to Northeast Ohio.
In an essay published online today by Sports Illustrated, James announced he has decided to return to the Cavaliers after leaving the team in 2010 and spending the past four seasons with the Miami Heat.
James’ homecoming is particularly significant for Manziel because they are business partners.
In January, Manziel signed with LRMR Management, the marketing firm run by James’ business partner, longtime friend and fellow St. Vincent-St. Mary High School product Maverick Carter. LRMR and Fenway Sports Management, which partnered together in 2011, are representing Manziel jointly.To read more or comment...
Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu realizes plenty of people have advice for embattled Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. But Mathieu also knows what it’s like to battle addiction, so he’s convinced that words of wisdom won’t help Gordon unless he wants to make significant changes.
Gordon was arrested early Saturday morning in Raleigh, N.C., on a charge of driving while impaired.The All Pro is appealing a potential suspension of at least a year stemming from what ESPN reported in May was a positive test for marijuana.
The 23-year-old Gordon served a two-game suspension and was docked four game checks last season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He also failed three marijuana tests in college – twice at Baylor University and once at the University of Utah – before former Browns General Manager Tom Heckert selected him in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft.To read more or comment...
Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown claims a 1964 NFL championship ring listed for sale in an online auction was stolen from him more than 40 years ago.
The ring listed on Lelands.com has received four bids. The highest offer was $33,275. The auction is scheduled to end at 9 p.m. July 25, according to the website.
“It was stolen from me many years ago, in the late 1960s,” Brown, a special adviser for the Browns, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press today. “I’m surprised to hear that it’s publicly for sale because whoever got it should know that I didn’t give it up.’’
The following excerpt from the listing on Lelands.com paints a different picture: “The ring was obtained directly from a Brown immediate family member and sold by Lelands.com in 1998. During that original auction preview, Jim Brown himself inspected the ring and acknowledged its authenticity. … The provenance and chain of title is well-documented: Jim Brown to family member to Lelands to Cleveland Sport Collection auction buyer back to Lelands.com and now to you.”To read more or comment...
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The party continued for Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel as he reportedly returned to Las Vegas this past week. Then speculation and controversy ensued.
The 22nd overall pick in May’s NFL Draft, Manziel sparked debate from coast to coast six weeks ago by vacationing in Vegas just before Memorial Day. He posed for poolside photographs with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and bikini-clad women. He was caught on video spraying champagne into a crowd of dancers at a nightclub.
His partying has been documented every week since.
Manziel, 21, partied at XS nightclub at Encore during Fourth of July weekend, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Sunday night. According to a story published this morning on TMZ.com, Manziel tended bar at an Austin, Texas, nightclub before making his most recent trip to Vegas.To read more or comment...