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Browns facing five fine grievances

We’ve spent plenty of time over the past couple of weeks addressing the fines that Browns coach Eric Mangini has imposed on various players.

And we mentioned that the Browns could be facing a grievance for that $1,701 fine reportedly imposed on a player who failed to pay for a $3 bottle of hotel water.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Browns will be facing up to five grievances for fines that Mangini has levied.

Meanwhile, Charley Casserly of CBS claims that there a “no truth” to the story regarding the water-bottle fine.  Casserly says that one player was fined $1,701, but that it was for multiple infractions. 

But if that’s the case, why haven’t the Browns denied publicly the notion that a $3 bottle of water ultimately cost a player $1,701?  Indeed, coach Eric Mangini addressed the matter at a press conference, and his comments implied that the story regarding the water-bottle fine is true.

Besides, multiple media outlets have reported that the $1,701 fine was imposed.

So until the Browns deny it on the record, we’re not prepared to accept the notion that the story isn’t true.  And even if the Browns deny it on the record, it’ll take more than a simple denial to persuade us that the multiple reports to the contrary are off the mark.

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4 Responses to “Browns facing five fine grievances”
  1. phootballphreak says: Sep 27, 2009 12:30 PM

    mangini’s legacy will be all about the water after they fire him around christmas if it takes that long

  2. stanjam says: Sep 27, 2009 12:36 PM

    This is an excellent snapshot example of why Mangini is a horrible coach. He loves two things, cheating and making people suffer.

  3. bearsrule says: Sep 27, 2009 1:00 PM

    Until Mangini and the guy that hired him are sent packing, the team should be called the Cleveland Mickey Mouse’s. The Browns have become a laughingstock under these clowns. Manweeny is making Romeo Crennel look good.

  4. L.A. Raiders says: Sep 27, 2009 1:13 PM

    Brown s 0-16

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