Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 5/13/12

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 time a member of the Browns has gotten their slow dance on during prom season this year. Last month, Trent Richardson, before he was drafted by Cleveland, accompanied a leukemia patient to her prom.

Those Cleveland Browns sound like a bunch of good guys. So, if you’re from Ohio and out of options for a prom date, maybe you could give Colt McCoy a call. I’m sure he’d love to know at least somebody in the state still cares about him.

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