Agent says K’Waun Williams needs surgery, will appeal suspension through NFLPA

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Browns cornerback K’Waun Williams plans to fight the two-week suspension and fine of one game check the Browns levied against him for what the team called multiple violations of team rules — and what Williams has said is an injury that has left him unable to play.

Williams’ agent, Evan Krakower, told Cleveland.com Wednesday that Williams will appeal the suspension through the NFL Players Association.

The team and Williams have been at odds over the status of his ankle injury. Krakower said a follow-up appointment Wednesday showed that Williams needs bone spurs removed from his ankle before he can continue to play.

Williams saw a specialist Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland.com reported. The Browns have an official affiliation with University Hospitals.

The Browns did not have open practice or media availability Wednesday because they play their second preseason game Thursday vs. the Falcons.

This probably ends with the Browns either placing Williams on injured reserve or releasing him, or maybe both. But if the team medical staff is saying one thing and Williams is saying is another, it could drag on.

Williams made the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2014 and has played in 13 games — mostly as a nickel cornerback — in each of his first two seasons.

14 responses to “Agent says K’Waun Williams needs surgery, will appeal suspension through NFLPA

  1. You know, when things happen to the same team over and over again, you come to the conclusion it isn’t by accident. The Browns are an embarrassment to the NFL, if that’s possible.

  2. Who gets suspended because they need surgery? I’m guessing more to follow on this one.

  3. nyneal

    Great astute analysis and breakdown of the situation from New York. I suppose you think the Jets and Giants will lock horns in the Super Bowl.

    Fat Rex is worse than Pettine and that’s sayin something.

  4. This is small potatoes, Kaepernick scammed the 9ers for $14 million by shopping around to find a sympathetic (or greedy) physician to recommend surgery. It has to be tested in the courts at some point. There is so much money at stake via injury guarantees.

  5. I think it’s admirable that the posts about the Browns result in so many Browns fans coming to the defense of their mistake by the lake dumpster fire of a team. Obviously really devoted fans. Most people would have given up decades ago.

  6. this story forgets to mention that Williams decided on his own last week Friday to not suit up vs packers . without seeing team doctors or coaches. that is why he got suspended. on his own feeling he said cant suit up.. u have to follow league rules he wasn’t even listed on teams injury report and the team can get in trouble for that alone. keyboard warriors should do some research before they comment or people write a half ass story.

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