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Man walks onto Browns’ practice field in search of tryout, is turned down

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Add this to the list of unusual things to have happened to Cleveland’s pro football franchise.

According to The Associated Press, an unidentified New Mexico man with designs on trying out for the Browns walked onto the club’s practice field during organized team activities on Tuesday. Ultimately, he was escorted from the facility without trouble, the team said, according to the AP.

Via the AP, the man was a former high school player who looked to be in his “mid-20s.”

The NFL does hold a series of tryouts in the winter and early spring for players seeking to break into the league.

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49 Responses to “Man walks onto Browns’ practice field in search of tryout, is turned down”
  1. mattolikesthevikes says: Jun 3, 2014 11:33 PM

    In Cleveland. Could it be willie Mayes Hayes.

  2. campcouch says: Jun 3, 2014 11:35 PM

    Shoulda given the guy a shot.

  3. patbocam says: Jun 3, 2014 11:35 PM

    Well it is the Browns……he might be able to make the team. When was the last time you can remember them being good? Exactly my point.

  4. fartsauce says: Jun 3, 2014 11:36 PM

    At least 1 person in Cleveland is trying to get themselves a job.

  5. bpjensen says: Jun 3, 2014 11:38 PM

    Who is Josh Gordon one year from now?

  6. clint7lipke says: Jun 3, 2014 11:38 PM

    Tim Tebow?

  7. Bmorelikeray52 says: Jun 3, 2014 11:39 PM

    He probably would’ve been able to become their starting QB

  8. natijim235 says: Jun 3, 2014 11:40 PM

    oddly enough he was the best player on the field

  9. barneyrumble says: Jun 3, 2014 11:41 PM

    A little concerning that someone can just walk onto the practice field. Glad this nut just wanted a try out and wasn’t a total whack job with guns who wanted to go down in a blaze of glory killing football players! Scary times. Let’s secure the fields, whatdaya say?

  10. thepftpoethasneverkissedagirl says: Jun 3, 2014 11:43 PM

    they should of given him a shot….
    what do they have to lose…
    they suck anyways

  11. beerndrums says: Jun 3, 2014 11:45 PM

    It was probably someone from the patriots trying to plant some electronic surveillance equipment

  12. n0hopeleft says: Jun 3, 2014 11:56 PM

    If I’m a player I’m furious about this.

    Imagine the worst here, what if this guy had bad intentions?

    Can you or I walk into a high security work place with that much ease? Then why can someone do it in the NFL?

    This has to be looked at and learned from.

  13. marjax says: Jun 4, 2014 12:13 AM

    If he hasn’t failed a drug test, he’s leaps and bounds ahead of our #1 receiver

  14. tooz72 says: Jun 4, 2014 12:17 AM


  15. cardsfann1 says: Jun 4, 2014 12:17 AM

    What did they have to lose? Should’ve gave him a try out. He was obviously dedicated…

  16. ajd4 says: Jun 4, 2014 12:18 AM

    When did Tebow move to NM?

  17. kd75 says: Jun 4, 2014 12:26 AM

    Willy Mays Hayes made the Cleveland Indians running a 40 yeard dash in his pajamas.

  18. stainlessstill says: Jun 4, 2014 12:33 AM

    Was it the same drunk guy who got slammed on the turf by James Harrison?

  19. jamarcusgabbert says: Jun 4, 2014 12:39 AM

    Probably could start at WR for the Panthers

  20. drunkraider says: Jun 4, 2014 12:40 AM

    Browns should of been asking the guy if he plays WR.

  21. seahawkhuskyfan says: Jun 4, 2014 12:48 AM

    Probably could have started at QB

  22. coachbeck says: Jun 4, 2014 1:02 AM

    He had taken a look at the roster and thought he could make it lol

  23. patfic5 says: Jun 4, 2014 1:03 AM

    “What’s that guy been smoking?”- Josh Gordon

  24. godofpft says: Jun 4, 2014 1:09 AM

    He should’ve got a homeless man to endorse him. Haslem would’ve signed him on the spot.

  25. broncohol1c says: Jun 4, 2014 1:15 AM

    You sure it wasn’t Jamarcus Russell or rolando McClain !

  26. wolfman55h says: Jun 4, 2014 1:19 AM

    Browns security about as good as their defense

  27. scrotiemcb says: Jun 4, 2014 1:20 AM

    Dude would be a day 1 starter for the Raiders.

  28. jrdennis says: Jun 4, 2014 1:23 AM

    We said no Tebow.

  29. commonsensedude says: Jun 4, 2014 1:24 AM

    On the other hand, what do they have to lose?

  30. rjkilla says: Jun 4, 2014 1:40 AM

    haha, they should just let felons and high school dropouts play in the league. that’s essentially who’s playing anyway

  31. mazenblue says: Jun 4, 2014 2:16 AM

    Dad, is that you? You’re not in your twenties.

  32. sorosbolshevism says: Jun 4, 2014 2:21 AM

    The Factory of Sadness should not be so quick to dismiss anyone!

  33. clashpoint says: Jun 4, 2014 2:31 AM

    How rude, I still can’t believe they kicked me out like that.
    I could have helped the team. Factory of sadness for sure!

  34. pittsburghdamned says: Jun 4, 2014 2:34 AM

    Poor Timmy Tebow. I hope they gave him bus fare back to church.

  35. tunescribe says: Jun 4, 2014 2:46 AM

    Did he play quarterback?

  36. jdphx says: Jun 4, 2014 4:14 AM

    “The NFL does hold a series of tryouts….”

    After you pony up the “registration” fee.
    NFL – No Free Lunches!

  37. denverdude7 says: Jun 4, 2014 4:16 AM

    The Browns should have signed him immediately. He would have been an upgrade. Especially if he was a quarterback.

  38. nmills001 says: Jun 4, 2014 5:21 AM

    Kind of sad really

  39. corvetteman6 says: Jun 4, 2014 5:36 AM

    The guy figured that Fast Jimmy and his staff of used car salesmen (The dealmakers!) were signing everyone else, so why not?
    This team reminds of the movie, The Replacements. Or some bad rap video, “We is All we Got”

  40. robertocfg says: Jun 4, 2014 6:03 AM

    Still a better QB than JFF.

  41. barkhardandloud says: Jun 4, 2014 6:22 AM

    “Sorry Mr Tebow, not today”

  42. rukkus1 says: Jun 4, 2014 6:24 AM

    The economy is pretty bad I don’t blame him

  43. skoobyfl says: Jun 4, 2014 6:29 AM

    Maybe he thought it was the rebate line for his trucking company ? Everybody that showed up at the Brown’s owners other business was escorted out as well.

  44. ravenswhat says: Jun 4, 2014 7:10 AM

    They can prob use the guy at WR, who are they kidding?

  45. floratiotime says: Jun 4, 2014 7:56 AM

    That’s incredible. They turned him down ???

  46. antalicus says: Jun 4, 2014 8:53 AM

    …he would have been a contender.

  47. pigskinjunkie66 says: Jun 4, 2014 9:43 AM

    Does that make him eligible to join the concussion lawsuit?

  48. mysterytonite says: Jun 4, 2014 10:19 AM

    Bernie……is that you?

  49. mdsayre says: Jun 4, 2014 12:08 PM

    It was Caleb Swouthat, apparently he was pretty good and played both ways.

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