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Browns dump Shaun Smith

The man most famous for punching Brady Quinn in the face can no longer call Quinn a teammate.

The Browns released defensive tackle Shaun Smith Saturday, according the Cleveland Plain Dealer

The timing is a little odd, but the result isn’t surprising.  Earlier this offseason, the Browns coaching staff put Smith on notice to, “Shape up and shut up.”  (Not exactly Michael Irvin’s HOF acceptance speech, but not bad.)

In the end, Smith’s mouth may have cost him a job, not his fists.  It wouldn’t be the first time; the Saints once released him for eating in the Atlanta press box . . . right before a game.

Perhaps the Browns would have put up with Smith if he was a star, but he was just a role playing reserve.

Now the 31 other teams have the opportunity to hear what’s on his mind.

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12 Responses to “Browns dump Shaun Smith”
  1. Ammo says: Aug 8, 2009 11:11 AM

    He was losing time to Ahtyba Rubin as the backup nose and losing time to Corey Williams, Kenyon Coleman and CJ Mosley at end.
    He was expendable with Rubin stepping his game up.

  2. Pier588 says: Aug 8, 2009 11:17 AM

    Now he can break into the Professional Eater’s circuit.

  3. dirkuss says: Aug 8, 2009 11:33 AM

    Some where Shannahan’s salivating about another potential starter for Denver

  4. BorisBulldog says: Aug 8, 2009 12:01 PM

    With Crennel making $4MM/yr for the next 3 years, he can hire Smith to pick up donuts for them every morning!

  5. PolegoJim says: Aug 8, 2009 12:44 PM

    dirkuss… Shanahan hasn’t been the Denver head coach since last season.
    However, if Smith can play quarterback, Denver might still have a spot for him.

  6. screaming sheep says: Aug 8, 2009 2:23 PM

    As much as I hate to say it, how bout catching the first plane to Charlotte.
    And don’t eat on the plane.

  7. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Aug 8, 2009 3:10 PM

    Ha ha!!! screaming sheep is desperate for any DT’s out there. Matter O’ fact, is Marvin Harrison or Ashley Lelie still looking for work? TD and Smitty will interview them the standard way, unlike Harrah’s with Ms. Andrea McNulty.

  8. BorisBulldog says: Aug 8, 2009 7:14 PM

    @screaming sheep
    No D help is gonna help the Pain-Thers with Jake “crap your pants when the game’s on the line” Delhomme!
    Seriously, dude he blows!

  9. The Coop says: Aug 8, 2009 7:36 PM

    Shaun, don’t let the door hit you on way out…. you won’t be missed.
    Good job everyone on some great comments on this article, hilarious.

  10. snakeman40 says: Aug 8, 2009 10:33 PM

    A totally worthless piece of crap… glad he is FINALLY gone!

  11. callmecougar says: Aug 8, 2009 11:17 PM

    That’s bad news for the local economy here in Berea. I heard KFC had to lay off 20 workers because of this.

  12. showtym says: Aug 9, 2009 1:40 AM

    thank god this guy is gone.

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