BEREA – Armonty Bryant was worried his Browns career would be over before it began.
He should’ve been.
Following his arrest May 3 for driving under the influence in Ada, Okla., the Browns considered cutting ties with Bryant, the defensive end whom they drafted out of Division II East Central a week earlier in the seventh round.
“We …Read More
BEREA – Reporter: Do you think you’re skinny?
Barkevious Mingo: A huge laugh, then an answer.
“Naw, I think I’m just fine the way I am,” he said.
Mingo’s weight has been a topic of discussion since he was drafted with the No. 6 pick. The volume was raised when he arrived in Cleveland with narrow shoulders and …Read More
WESTLAKE — Jimmy Haslam shook hands, shared laughs and talked some football with his newest customers.
After some troubling weeks, the Browns owner finally got a chance to tell Cleveland fans he was sorry that he had let them down.
Embarrassed by a federal investigation of fraud inside his truck-stop company, Haslam apologized Tuesday night to …Read More
When Armonty Bryant was drafted by the Browns in the seventh round April 27, he was asked about an arrest in college for selling marijuana twice to an undercover officer. He said he would take advantage of his second chance and not let anyone down.
Now, he’s hoping for a third chance. And rookie minicamp …Read More
ADA, Okla. — Cleveland Browns seventh-round draft pick Armonty Bryant was charged Monday with driving under the influence of alcohol after his arrest late last week.
Bryant was charged Monday in Pontotoc County District Court and a court appearance was scheduled for Tuesday.
According to an arrest affidavit, Bryant was stopped around 3:45 a.m. Friday near the …Read More
Davone Bess’ impact with the Browns won’t be felt just on third down — when he’s been one of the best receivers in the NFL. He’s expected to influence the young receiving corps on a daily basis.
“Obviously they have a bunch of young guys there who had pretty good seasons last year,” Bess said Monday …Read More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville judge’s has denied a claim that Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam is tampering with potential witnesses in a lawsuit stemming from an FBI raid on the country’s largest diesel retailer.
Knoxville Circuit Judge Harold Wimberly on Monday rejected a motion by Atlantic Coast Carriers Inc. of Hazlehurst, Ga., to …Read More
If you live for the NFL Draft and all of its monotonous overhype, then the Browns definitely ruined your weekend.
But if you place more importance on Cleveland actually winning games, then CEO Joe Banner and general manager Michael Lombardi deserve two hearty pats on the back.
Instead of wasting midround picks — and salary-cap space — …Read More
No. 6 – LSU pass rusher Barkevious Mingo
No. 68 – San Diego State cornerback Leon McFadden
No. 175 – Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter
No. 217 – East Central (Okla.) pass rusher Armonty Bryant
No. 227 – Chadron State (Neb.) offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey
BEREA — The third day of the NFL Draft was a bizarre …Read More
BEREA – The Browns ended the first draft under CEO Joe Banner and general manager Michael Lombardi by taking offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey from Chadron State with pick No. 227.
The Browns ended the draft with two seventh-round selections from Division II colleges. Outside linebacker Armonty Bryant was picked at No. 217.
Gilkey (6-foot-6, 318 pounds) played …Read More