Recently-retired NFL offensive lineman John Moffitt recently claimed that the Browns scuttled a trade for him under the “failed physical” designation because he wouldn’t take a pay cut.
The Browns disagree with that contention.
“The only reason John Moffitt is not a Brown is because of our concerns about his health,” the Browns told PFT via email. “Any claims to the contrary are not true.”
Moffitt claims that a doctor initially told him that a twice-surgically-repaired knee is fine, that the Browns later asked him to take a pay cut, that he balked, and that the Browns then concluded he had failed his physical.
“[T]hey suck. Cleveland sucks,” Moffitt told 710 ESPN in Seattle. “They are so terrible and the way that they did me in that front office is so dirty. They failed me on a BS physical.”
Regardless, Moffitt ended up in Denver and decided earlier this month to walk away from the game.