Originally written on Cleveland Frowns  |  Last updated 11/17/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 22: Eli Manning #10 of the the New York Giants looks to pass against the Atlanta Falcons on November 22, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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
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