Free-agent wide receiver and Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham, a native of Warren, got some attention earlier this week for speaking negatively about Cleveland as a destination for NFL free agents in an interview with Chuck Yarborough and Branson Wright of Cleveland.com.
When Wright asked Manningham if he was considering Cleveland as a potential destination, the receiver bluntly replied, “No, not really,” before elaborating as follows (transcript via WFNY):
Branson Wright “Have you put any thoughts into the Browns at all?”
Manningham “No, not really.”
(Silence… laughter from Chuck and Branson)
Chuck Yarborough – “We’ve heard rumors that the Browns are not looked at by players around the league as a really good place to go. Is that a true perception or would players really come here?”
Manningham “A lot of players wouldn’t. Like, I’m not trying to put the organization down. But a lot of players, that wouldn’t be their top choices. Because everybody says how cold it is in Clevela