The Cleveland Browns have had a bad week in the news, in their biggest week of the season.
Earlier this week, it was announced their head coach Kevin Stefanski, two additional coaches and Joel Bitonio tested positive for COVID-19.
Tuesday, Rashard Higgins and Browns rookie left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. made news when they were cited for drag racing in WestLake, Ohio.
The two cars were stopped at 9:26 am Tuesday morning, according to the police report.
Now, it appears that there was more to the traffic stop with Higgins than originally reported.
TMZ Sports obtained the police footage from the stop in which Higgins admits to smoking marijuana the day before in his car.
The officer then found a rolled-up joint in his pocket.
Rather than cite Higgins with possession, he had Higgins stomp on the joint and kick it to a sewer that was nearby.
“I won’t jam you up for your joint you had on there, the officer said”
“You guys are celebrities around here, so you don’t want that hittin’ the news, OK?”
Higgins admitted to the cop that he is better than that.
As for Wills, his stop was much less of an event.
Both Wills and Higgins are due in court later this month.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski spoke to reporters about the incident and said the team will handle it internally.
Rob The Closer says
The Browns today are now 4-4 after giving away a game to the Pittsburgh Steelers in our home stadium. This was a sad game to listen to on my SiriusXM radio. Oh yeah, I did say listen. I now live in Cincinnati. The Bengals were on television. They were streamed. They were on radio. But I digress here.
The last time the Browns had all the playmakers healthy and ready to play was probably the first game of the season. The game against the Steelers came close to having the majority of the starters on the field at the same time. I cringed at every flag assessed against the team. But they still played hard. I’m sure when I watch replays of the game it will confirm what I listened to on the radio broadcast.
a). In the first quarter. First and 10 on the 45 with 13:46 on the clock. A pass to Landry is overthrown.
b). In the first quarter. First and goal on the 8 with 9:08 on the clock. A pass to Hooper is overthrown.
c). In the second quarter. Second and 15 on the 17 with 6:31 on the clock. A pass to Landry is overthrown.
d). In the second quarter. First and 10 on the 10 with :42 on the clock. A pass to Johnson is overthrown.
e). In the third quarter. First and 10 on the 14 with 13:55 on the clock. A pass to Landry is overthrown.
f). In the fourth quarter. Third and 10 on the 39 with 2:57 on the clock. A pass to OBJ is overthrown.
g). In the fourth quarter. First and 10(after a flag) on the 24 with 2:52 on the clock. A pass to Hooper is overthrown.
h). In the fourth quarter. Fourth and 12 on the 26 with 1:58 on the clock. A pass to Landry is overthrown. This was the killer miss of the game.
Yep! That’s right. Missed pass after missed pass. That’s what heard. That was stressful and disturbing. I am not a Baker hater. With his injuries and his willingness to give his best for the team he held up pretty well. He did take some hits too. My Brownies played their collective butts off. My problem is management. Have you ever played with a fractured rib? An ankle or knee that in any minute feels as though it will come off? These men were hurting. They willed themselves to play for each other. It didn’t help that the second person to touch the football on every offensive play is not at his best. And management knew it. An extra week of healing for Baker could have meant winning every game for the rest of the season. But now………..
Mayfield completed 20 of 31 passes for 225 yards in Sunday’s 15-10 loss to the Steelers. Baker has tossed one touchdown or fewer in five of his seven starts this season. If we (and as a fan I’m right there on the field believe it or not), if it was anticipated that we could afford to loose this game why not give the reps to the backup that is healthy giving Baker one more week to heal. Then an all out blitz to win every game during the season. But hey we did loose. Baker’s a little more banged up. And we have another divisional rival next week.
I guess we will get’em next time……….right? And so it goes.