Originally posted on Cleveland Frowns  |  Last updated 10/2/12

It’s all the same to Coach. Per Bill Livingston in today’s PD:

Asked if he feels “betrayed” by [50 million dollar cornerback Joe] Haden, [who was suspended for a quarter of the season for recreational use of Adderall], coach Pat Shurmur said: “Betrayed? No. Joe could have gone out and sprained his ankle, I’m not betrayed.” . . .

When a reporter pointed out that Haden didn’t exactly sprain an ankle, Shurmur said: “I know. I think that’s where there’s a little disconnect between those asking the questions and those answering it. We deal with the cards we’re dealt, and you go play. That’s our little world here and that’s how we handle it. No, I don’t feel betrayed. I want the guys that play until he gets back to challenge their fanny off and play good football. When he gets back, we’ll play it out from there.”

. . .

. . .

Elsewhere in the paper, Tom Reed brings up a special Browns stat from the Elias Sports Bureau:

The Browns have not had a lead in 180-plus minutes – the longest drought in the league. They last held a lead with 24 seconds remaining in the opening-day, 17-16 loss to Philadelphia.

It marks the first time, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Browns have been without an advantage for three straight games since Dec. 15-28, 2008.

Wonder what the record is.

—————

In other news, things are happening in Brecks Vegas. Here’s an editorial by Brecksville attorney David Witt on the story of Rose and Jack Petsche (more background here), a pair of Brecksville residents who set out to do something about the increasing influence of unaccountable money in the political process by way of a local ballot initiative. The Petsches formed an organization called Brecksville Citizens for Transparent Politics, and their petition, “provided for [among other things] the establishment of a biannual Democracy Day in Brecksville where, via a public hearing, the mayor, at least one member of council and the community would examine the impact of local political contributions on local policymaking.”

In response, the city of Brecksville filed a protest with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to keep the petition off of the November ballot, “arguing that campaign finance is not a matter for local legislative scrutiny.” The matter ended up being resolved by the secretary of state, who resolved a split vote by the BOE in concluding that “scrutiny of campaign finance was a legitimate interest of city government.” Now the Brecksville City Council has appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court, where “the matter is likely to be resolved within the next several weeks.”

Something to keep an eye on, of course, as well as a good show on the NFL Network tomorrow, which is all for today here. Hope everyone has a decent one.

Tweet
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

DeMar DeRozan: It will be ‘pretty tough’ for me to leave Raptors

Super Bowl referee says Cotchery play could have been a catch

The NBA is one step closer to putting ads on jerseys

Archie Manning defends Cam Newton over press conference

Dwight Howard: ‘I have not asked the Rockets to trade me’

Nazem Kadri fined $5,000 for throat-slashing gesture

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Hassan Whiteside suspended one game for elbowing Boban Marjanovic

Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has torn labrum

Report: Antonio Tarver suspended six months, fined $50,000 for positive test

Texans owner wants team to draft a top quarterback

Subban undergoes larynx surgery, out at least eight weeks

Report: Raiders staying in Oakland for 2016 season

Chris Harris: Von Miller should get paid more than JJ Watt

4 likeliest Dwight Howard trade scenarios

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Penn State the latest to offer generic football jerseys for sale

Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

NBA to weigh adding advertisements to jerseys

ESPN, Stephen A. Smith and Little League International sued by parents of Jackie Robinson West

Kobe Bryant shoots down notion he wants All-Star MVP record

Justin Tuck will sign one-day contract to retire with Giants

Ronda Rousey returns to training

Von Miller likely to get franchise tag from Broncos

Barry J. Sanders transferring to Oklahoma State

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker