Browns CB, Joe Haden is known as much for his nightlife activities as he is for his immense talent. Joe is beloved across northeast Ohio for his friendly demeanor, fan interaction & support of local teams. His extracurriculars, while loved for many reasons, may however be turning into a problem.
Earlier in the season, I reported weeks before anyone that Haden had failed an NFL drug test. The information I received and which was reported by others indicated that Haden failed the test due to taking Adderal (a stimulant) so he could stay awake to party all might in Vegas. This cost his team 4 games.
After I mentioned yesterday morning that Haden has been battling an injury this week that threatens his chances of playing against the cowboys Haden ended up missing practice because of it.
I'm told this morning that many people have reported seeing Haden "all night long" at the new Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland. For those familiar, this is one if Joe's favorite spots. I'm also told that "everyone in the building knows and they are not happy".
Healthy or not, it's not a good idea to be out all night a few days before a game. Especially if you're battling an injury that threatens your ability to play in a game. If true, it's my opinion he should be doing nothing but resting, rehabbing if possible, and preparing for the Cowboys.
This is especially troubling when a veteran on the team (Sheldon Brown) has already directly called him out saying he needs to "play through the injury", according to reports.