Found June 04, 2012 on Cleveland Frowns:
One of the best things that happens anywhere happened in Hartford, Connecticut last weekend when over 700 high school football players, many from Hartford’s poverty ridden city schools, gathered at Eric Mangini’s alma mater, Bulkley High School, for the 11th annual football fundamentals camp hosted by the former Cleveland Browns head coach “I want kids to see that the other kids from Hartford are just like them and break down some some stereotypes,” Mangini told NBC Connecticut’s Diana Russini (video here). “This is my 10th year here and I love every minute of it,” said former Browns and current Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to the Hartford Courant’s Desmond Conner (story here, photos here). Ryan worked the camp along with his brother Rex, the New York Jets head coach, and added: “Eric’s got a great camp. We love this camp. It’s all about the kids and the fundamentals. Regardless of the weather, it’s always a great day. Rex and I always have fun here. You know, some o

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