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NFL investigating Browns practice injury

The Cleveland Browns couldn’t escape controversy Sunday, even on their best day of the year.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the team allowed rookie running back James Davis to practice without pads on against fully padded defensive players, and his season-ending shoulder injury was the result.

On Monday, the NFL confirmed it is looking into the matter.

“We’re aware of it and it’s under review,” said NFL spokesman Corry Rush to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.  

The Browns denied the story to Schefter and coach Eric Mangini spoke about the incident after Cleveland’s 6-3 puntfest over the Bills.  (The worst game to watch since the season-ending Chiefs-Jets Herm Edwards Bowl of ’07.)

“I’m not going to talk about that today,” Mangini said.  “We talked to the league about
it, addressed it and we feel very comfortable with being where we’re
at.”

Davis hurt his shoulder originally in Week One, but re-injured it during the practice in question.  He will undergo surgery for a torn labrum this week.

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17 Responses to “NFL investigating Browns practice injury”
  1. Snowman2008 says: Oct 12, 2009 3:12 PM

    Hey Florio! I heard a rumor that Mangini doesn’t flush the lockerroom toilet after doing number 2. Better get on that right away.

  2. Bill N says: Oct 12, 2009 3:27 PM

    Considering the crap that Mangini pulls on NFL players, could you imagine if he was a college head coach.

  3. kad53 says: Oct 12, 2009 3:28 PM

    Mangini was the worst hire of the decade. It’s a shame for James he’s a player that will do anything coach tells him and anything that helps his team. I hope his surgery goes well and he’s back healthy for 2010

  4. BenRapistberger says: Oct 12, 2009 3:33 PM

    Look, I dislike Mangina as much as the next guy, but a torn labrum is a repetative use injury, it’s not like a pulled muscle or tendon that would result from a big hit out of pads. My roomate has a torn labrum he got from surfing, so I’m pretty familiar with how they occur.

  5. GoBrowns19 says: Oct 12, 2009 3:34 PM

    It’s become pretty obvious that all this hatred toward Mangini is nothing but another New York brainwashing. NY writers hate anyone that does not kiss their asses, which would include Mangini. So they go off telling everyone else that he’s a dick. And you guys just say OH, WELL IF NEW YORK SAYS IT, THEN IT MUST BE TRUE!
    He’s not a bad guy, and as a coach nobody really knows. His first year with the Jets he did a great job. Second year…who knows what happened…and the third year, they were on top of the AFC before Favre broke down and took the Jets with him. Get off his back until he has a year under his belt. If the team still stinks, then I’ll be with you on all these. Until then, Florio, don’t let those mean New Yorkers scare you. Most people from there are just blowhards that love to hate everyone except Jeter.

  6. Patriots51 says: Oct 12, 2009 3:42 PM

    oh man i remember my buddy and i drove down to NY for the giants-pats saturday night game then we also got cheap tickets for the jets-chiefs game the next day.. thank god i wasnt wearing my pats gear because they didnt sell beer at that game and the fans were PISSED… regardless that game was awful to watch in person… anyways florio you didnt answer this question during your Sunday night chat but did florio jr quit football? havent seen any mentions of it in months…

  7. giantphan says: Oct 12, 2009 3:42 PM

    i hate jeter too

  8. Snowman2008 says: Oct 12, 2009 4:09 PM

    I’m with you GoBrowns. Big time Giants fan here. But the team is coached and almost entirely made up of non-NYers.
    Live in PA now and have to laugh every time a NYer posts something on a blog about how crude Eagles fans are. Ever spend a day in NY without having to run out of the way of a car going through a red light? Or drive through the city without locking your doors and closing your windows?
    Jeter could be lying in the middle of 5th Ave after getting shot by a mugger and people would just beep their horns and curse at him to get out of the way. The only reason one of them would stop and get out is to get an autograph.
    No way those people have a right to judge anyone for how he coaches a football team.

  9. realityonetwo says: Oct 12, 2009 4:09 PM

    BenRapistberger says:
    October 12, 2009 3:33 PM
    Look, I dislike Mangina as much as the next guy, but a torn labrum is a repetative use injury, it’s not like a pulled muscle or tendon that would result from a big hit out of pads. My roomate has a torn labrum he got from surfing, so I’m pretty familiar with how they occur.

  10. Kaz says: Oct 12, 2009 4:51 PM

    From the reaction for Mangini and Ryan, i thought they won the superbowl in a thriller…

  11. Kaz says: Oct 12, 2009 4:54 PM

    From the reaction for Mangini and Ryan, i thought they won the superbowl in a thriller…

  12. Sinjin187 says: Oct 12, 2009 4:59 PM

    How did this guy even become a coach in the NFL? I’m just waiting to hear about one of him player killing him for being fined for not washing his hands after taking a piss

  13. VoxVeritas says: Oct 12, 2009 5:10 PM

    “Allowed” him to play without pads against fully padded defensive players? Allowed? You mean that Davis *wanted* to do that?

  14. penguininbondage says: Oct 12, 2009 5:20 PM

    This guy, Cable and Rich Kotite are the three biggest hire mysteries of all time!

  15. Hound32 says: Oct 12, 2009 5:22 PM

    I Like what Mangini is doing Myself . He will turn the Browns Around sooner rather than later . He was Left A Frigging Mess from the past Decade of Draft Blunders . His Players play hard for him . I Am on the Short List that believes in fact he will be successful . More Patience will be required from Both Fans and the Asshloe Media Types .
    Go Browns!!!

  16. Your comment submission failed for the following reasons: Registration is required. says: Oct 12, 2009 8:14 PM

    “Look, I dislike Mangina as much as the next guy, but a torn labrum is a repetative use injury, it’s not like a pulled muscle or tendon that would result from a big hit out of pads. My roomate has a torn labrum he got from surfing, so I’m pretty familiar with how they occur.”
    As someone who has had three shoulder surgeries, including two labrum injuries… I can speak from experience that torn labrums do not result exclusively from repetitive use. Simply falling over and hitting the ground with your arm extended could tear the labrum from the bone–as can often happen to a football player being tackled. There are a multitude of shoulder injuries that can occur as a result of repetitive use and/or sudden trauma. There is nothing suspicious about a torn labrum occuring as a result of injury.

  17. Your comment submission failed for the following reasons: Registration is required. says: Oct 12, 2009 8:40 PM

    @Hound32 – capitalization problem? wtf, man?

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