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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.”
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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.
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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.
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The Browns have cut running back Armond Smith and signed linebacker Emmanuel Acho, one of their 11 draft picks.
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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 [...]
By: Eric Grinnell
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Terms of the deals...
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