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K’Waun Williams files grievance against Browns for surgery, full 2016 salary

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 11:  Defensive back K'Waun Williams #36 of the Cleveland Browns looks on against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Getty Images

After the Browns released cornerback K’Waun Williams this summer, Williams’ agent said that the player wanted the Browns to pay for surgery to repair the ankle injury that led to a contentious relationship before the two sides parted ways.

Williams has now taken the next step toward getting that payment. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Williams has filed a grievance through the NFL Players Association to get the Browns to pay for the surgery. He is also seeking his full $600,000 salary for the 2016 season.

Williams needs surgery to remove bone spurs on his ankle and will need three months to recover from the operation, which likely leaves him out for the entire season. Williams’ agent says his client first hurt the ankle in offseason workouts and aggravated the injury during a Browns scrimmage during training camp. Williams was suspended for two weeks by the team in August for refusing to play on the injured ankle when the team thought he was able to participate.

Williams was claimed by the Bears after being waived, but failed his physical in Chicago and is now a free agent.

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9 Responses to “K’Waun Williams files grievance against Browns for surgery, full 2016 salary”
  1. eazeback says: Sep 22, 2016 1:16 PM

    their just brown’n around

  2. granadafan says: Sep 22, 2016 1:21 PM

    He may win this lawsuit battle but lose the war. No one wants to sign a trouble maker who will sue teams.

  3. jackedupboonie says: Sep 22, 2016 1:31 PM

    Is there a way to just cancel all Browns games and dissolve this garbage. It’s not funny anymore.

  4. theghostofottograham says: Sep 22, 2016 1:36 PM

    This can only mean he’s done as an NFL player!

  5. mushin9 says: Sep 22, 2016 1:58 PM

    If he can play, someone will sign him. If he can’t, I tend to side with labor. Go get what’s owed either way.

  6. deadspindeluxe says: Sep 22, 2016 2:00 PM

    He’ll win the war because he wasn’t going to stay on a team long enough to earn $600,000

  7. absolutevisuals says: Sep 22, 2016 2:56 PM

    So much for safety concerns.

  8. liongator says: Sep 22, 2016 2:57 PM

    Haslem said for him to pay for surgery and the Browns would send him a rebate.

  9. abninf says: Sep 22, 2016 3:22 PM

    “K’Waun”?

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