In response to the allegation that Browns fans roughed up an eight-year-old Jets fan who attended Sunday’s game between the two teams in Cleveland, the Jets have offered to bring the boy and his family to New York for a game.
According to WEWS-TV, the family has declined.
Jets’ executive V.P. of business operations Matt Higgins saw the story, and he contacted the family with an offer from the team to fly them to New York and to host them in a suite at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
The family opted against the opportunity, explaining that they are “done with the story,” and that they simply want the city-owned parking lot in which the incident occurred to be safer.
Kudos to the Jets for making a generous offer. Our guess is that the family wants to avoid the kind of publicity that ultimately could force them to move out of Cleveland.
Especially if there’s even the slightest possibility that any of the facts have been in any way embellished.