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Larry Brown Sports:
When people dish out date requests to athletes such as Ricky Rubio or Tim Tebow over the Internet, they often turn up fruitless. But that wasn’t the case when Ohio teen Joyce Grendel — through Twitter, no less — managed to get Browns cornerback Joe Haden to take her to her senior prom on Friday.
When Haden pulled up in his white Lamborghini, Grendel, 18, started freaking out: “Oh my God, oh my God. Mom, I’m scared.” The anxiety was mutual.
“I am nervous, t00,” Haden told Fox 8 in Cleveland. “We were taking pictures with me and her family. I feel this is very legit, like I was getting ready, ‘Does this look cool?’ when I’m getting ready. I feel like I’m very legit. This is my prom, too.”
Haden, who didn’t attend his own prom, was more than happy to oblige a fan’s request.
“I knew her because she tweets me a lot, and she’s been a really good Haden Nation supporter,” Haden said. “All my autographs, all my signings, she always shows up.”
This wasn’t the first ti
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A Twitter follower without a date to prom asked Joe Haden if he'd like to take her, and much to her surprise, he replied back that he'd love to.
I was unable to make it to rookie camp this weekend to see and behold the skills of Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson. In some ways that’s probably a good thing. I learned last year in regular training camp that it is quite a vacuum to look at football. Without some serious perspective it is easy to think the team is far better or far worse than reality.
That doesn’t mean it...
BEREA The Browns concluded their rookie minicamp with one practice Sunday and Pat Shurmur was pleased with what was accomplished.
It was a good and productive minicamp, Shurmur said. It was a very good start, but we have a long way to go.
Shurmur said it served as an orientation on what will transpire in the coming days and months.
Tomorrow, these (rookies) will be in the off...
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But preliminary thoughts on how a guy throws, catches or runs are possible.
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“We haven’t talked about Plax right now,” said Shurmur.
Of course at any moment the Browns could start to pursue Burress, but right now we’re just speculating. They clearly need a number one receiver and...
The Browns have cut running back Armond Smith and signed linebacker Emmanuel Acho, one of their 11 draft picks.
Smith made Cleveland's roster last season as an undrafted free agent. He played in three games and spent 11 weeks on the team's practice squad.
Acho, who started 48 career games at Texas, was selected in the sixth round. His signing leaves running back Trent Richardson...
Cleveland Browns DB Joe Haden saved the prom dreams of an Ohio girl after her date bailed on her at the last minute. Joyce Grendel asked Haden if he would attend her high school prom with her, a bold step taken via Twitter after her original date backed out in the days before the event. To [...]
The Cleveland Browns will have a quarterback competition. They expect rookie Brandon Weeden to win it.
Speaking before a banquet for Browns fans, general manager Tom Heckert said the team drafted Weeden out of Oklahoma State in the first round with the idea he would start in his first season.
Heckert's comments came one day before the Browns hold their first organized training...
By: Eric Grinnell
The excitement around the Cleveland Browns first rookie mini-camp was dulled quite a bit yesterday by the news that defense tackle Phil Taylor suffered a torn pectoral muscle and will miss 5-6 months. Like everyone else, I was really disappointed when I heard the news—I just wrote in my early look at the Browns defense that Taylor was...
The Cleveland Browns have signed eight of their 11 draft picks.
The club announced Saturday that they've signed offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz, defensive lineman John Hughes, wide receiver Travis Benjamin, linebacker James-Michael Johnson, offensive lineman Ryan Miller, defensive lineman Billy Winn, defensive back Trevin Wade and fullback Brad Smelley.
Terms of the deals...
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