Browns streaker “caught up in the excitement”


Somewhere between Brandon Weeden’s performance and the weiner dog races, Anthony Saveriano realized pants were more than he could bear.

Saveriano pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass and public indecency after he was caught streaking at last Thursday’s Browns-Lions preseason game.

“He’s a good kid,” attorney Fred Crosby told Rachel Dissell of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He got caught up in the excitement.”

Crosby told the Plain Dealer that alcohol was not the major factor in Saveriano’s decision to drop trou and sprint across a football field, but that “there just hasn’t been that much excitement at the Browns game in a while.”

The 20-year-old streaker, who came to court with his mom, declined to comment. He will appear in court on Sept. 10 to be screened for a first offender’s program.

The good news is the rest of the Browns exhibition schedule is on the road. Otherwise, the thought of Jordan Palmer and Trent Edwards taking on his beloved Browns might have been more than he could take, and more than anyone needed to see.