February 14, 2016

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Diplomat, Browns fan: Condoleezza Rice meets with her favorite team

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BEREA — Condoleezza Rice is a true Cleveland Browns fan. Not only does she keep a plain orange helmet in her office, she also has kept the faith despite all the losing. Rice, former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, stopped by Browns headquarters Thursday afternoon to visit her favorite team. She spoke Read More…

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses Browns

BEREA – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stopped by Browns headquarters Thursday afternoon to visit her favorite team. She spoke to the players and answered their questions about foreign policy, then briefly addressed the media. “It’s a team I’m sure is going in the right direction,” Rice said. “I continue to be an optimist Read More…

Browns WR Joshua Cribbs, Mohamed Massaquoi still out following concussions

BEREA – Browns receivers Joshua Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi were held out of practice against Thursday as they recover from concussions suffered Sunday in a 28-10 loss to Pittsburgh. Coach Eric Mangini said they were at team headquarters and participating in meetings. Their status for Sunday in New Orleans in uncertain. “They’re both getting better,” Read More…

Browns linebacker Scott Fujita calls NFL hypocrites on big hits

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BEREA — Scott Fujita wants players to be pro­tected. He hates seeing his teammates, or oppo­nents, stagger off the field with concussions caused by hits to the helmet. But the outspoken Browns linebacker has signif­icant problems with how league officials are han­dling the issue after a series of fierce collisions across the league Sunday. The Read More…

Browns notes: McCoy back under center

BEREA — Rookie quarter­back Colt McCoy impressed coaches and teammates with the way he handled his NFL debut at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field. Next up: the deafening sounds of the Louisiana Super­dome. Browns coach Eric Mangini said Wednesday that McCoy will make his second straight start Sunday in New Orleans unless Jake Delhomme or Seneca Wallace Read More…

Browns place DE Robaire Smith, OL Tony Pashos on injured reserve

BEREA – The Browns placed defensive end Robaire Smith (back) and offensive lineman Tony Pashos (ankle) on injured reserve Wednesday, ending their seasons. The Smith move was expected as he’s battled the back problem for a few weeks, but the Pashos move was a surprise. He played the entire game Sunday and seemed OK in Read More…

Wallets take hit: Harrison fined $75K for illegal hit vs. Browns; two others fined

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NEW YORK — The NFL imposed huge fines Tuesday on three players for dangerous and flagrant hits last weekend and warned that, starting with this week’s games, violent conduct will be cause for suspension. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison was docked $75,000, while New England Patriots safety Brandon Meri­weather and Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson Read More…

Harrison’s hits on Browns under scrutiny

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BEREA — Steelers linebacker James Harrison showed no mercy Sunday with a pair of vicious hits. Cleveland tight end Benjamin Watson thinks the league should follow suit and give Harrison the max­imum penalty for the concussion-causing hit on receiver Mohamed Massaquoi. With the NFL announcing Monday it’s considering a more liberal use of suspensions for Read More…

Browns TE Benjamin Watson thinks Steeler James Harrison should get “max” penalty

BEREA – Browns tight end Benjamin Watson said Monday that Steelers linebacker James Harrison should receive the maximum penalty from the league for his hit Sunday on Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi that caused a concussion. Harrison appeared to hit Massaquoi, who had dropped the ball on a crossing route, in the head with both forearms Read More…

Steelers 28, Browns 10: McCoy keeps Browns in the game, but turnovers, injuries take toll

PITTSBURGH — Colt McCoy walked off Heinz Field in one piece. His ankle wasn’t sprained nor his confi­dence shattered. That’s as close as the Browns came to a victory Sunday in the mustard-colored sta­dium at the convergence of the three rivers. McCoy, the rookie quarterback from Texas, impressed coaches, teammates and opponents with his composure Read More…