Baker Mayfield on recent death threats: It’s not like it’s anything new

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Baker Mayfield‘s wife, Emily, revealed this week on her Instagram story that the Browns quarterback received death threats after his four-interception game Christmas Day. Mayfield confirmed the threats on social media, adding “it’s not like it’s anything new to us.”

“We’re in a society where there’s a lot of keyboard warriors and a lot of it is ignorance,’’ Mayfield said, via Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com.

Mayfield indicated Browns’ security did not feel the threats were credible enough to investigate. Nontheless, they were hateful enough for Emily Mayfield to express her exasperation.

“It’s crazy how much negativity is amplified via social media,” she wrote. “I’m still a believer that there’s more good people out there than bad, but WOW does social media make me think otherwise sometimes. Which plays into why I love to spread positivity. Our world needs more of it.

“The death threats, lies being told about my husband, and blatant DISRESPECT never ceases to amaze me. For the record — I pray for those of you who even think those thoughts, let alone type them out. I hope you can find some happiness so you stop trying to steal it from others.”

Baker Mayfield tried to downplay the haters on Thursday.

“A bigger deal will be made of it on the outside,’’ he said.

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said he was aware of Emily’s post and noted “there is a lot of noise out there.”

40 responses to “Baker Mayfield on recent death threats: It’s not like it’s anything new

  1. Way to rise above the human trash that would send death threats over a game. I hope Baker Mayfield goes somewhere he can thrive.

  2. You’re a real scum bag if you’re threatening someone’s life because of a football game.

    Do what Curt schilling did when his daughter was getting threatening messages on twitter. He tracked down all the guys and they all got in some sort of trouble A few got kicked off there college baseball team.

  3. Baker isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but death threats?? Wow – just wow. Some people need to get a life. Same thing as that fella who punched Miles Garrett in the face for no reason, and people threatening and bullying Matt Nagy’s kids. For God’s sake – what is WRONG with people??

  4. Mayfield played horrible, but the common theme with any team that plays the Packers in Lambeau are the refs. Just ask the Lions.

  5. I am not a fan of Mr Mayfield, and Ian a Lions fan not a Browns fan. That being said this is disgusting. I invest time and my personal desire to see my teams win wether it’s the Lions, Red Wings, Gators, Tigers, Liverpool or anyone else. But that doesn’t EVER give me the right to turn and say my disappointment is something you should be worried about cause I might just come hurt you for MY disappointment. We are “fans” derived from “fanatics” but we need to remember that the people we cheer for owe no result to us, no personal glory. We watch, and hope with our team. Being upset with your team, or result, or a wager and choosing to threaten someone in the real world is just the act of a bleeping bleep who has no bleep anyway. Stay classy San Diego, and if you don’t have any find some.

  6. I hope they find the scum making those threats and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. They’re disgusting terrorists who need to be taken out of society.

  7. I’m so over Mayfield. He plays like garbage and he invents stories to take criticism off of him. He probably got like 2 letters from nut jobs and he’s acting like all Browns fan are guilty. Mark my words, next game he plays like trash he will divert attention by accusing the fans of something else

  8. I often wonder if these are same people I see throwing garbage out of their car windows. Just terrible people who are at the bottom of the human chain.

  9. Sports and politics seem to bring out the worst in people. Social media has become the vehicle for the classless and no-life losers in the world.

  10. I think they should take this seriously. This reminds me of when one of those depraved Vikings fans shot Linval Joseph in 2014.

  11. Obviously no one should send him death threats, but I’m so sick of this guy. Every time he sucks (which is almost always) he has a receiver to blame or a bad shoulder, or death threats, or something to deflect from how terrible he is. He’s the most chronically aggrieved professional athlete I’ve ever seen

  12. supercharger says:
    December 30, 2021 at 4:02 pm
    Hilarious. A town that’s never won anything acting like they expected to win something.
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    I believe Cleveland has 3 trophies, two for MLB and one for NBA.

  13. I’m just visiting your planet, but my observation is you earthlings are whacked out. No disclosure for you.

  14. Sure seems the longer we’re on this planet, the more childish we become. It’s just football, people. Imagine if there were something real serious going on. Like a pandemic for example…..

  15. I agree with Phil above….nfl security needs to track these bozos down, turn them into the authorities and have them prosecuted. There are way too many SICK SOB’s in the world and they need put away (or put out of OUR misery).

  16. Death threats over a game of football? SMH. Just find another team to cheer for if you are so hurt.

  17. I believe Cleveland has 3 trophies, two for MLB and one for NBA.

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    …and 4 NFL Championships (before they called it the Super Bowl).

  18. Being a public figure this sort of thing is going to happen. It’s reprehensible, but also common. Just ignore them.

  19. How are folks surprised? Some of these games are not a family friendly atmosphere to begin with.

  20. I can’t help but feel these death threats are coming from the idiots who just sunk their remaining net worth into a boneheaded draftkings bet. Live and learn dummies.

  21. Funny how sport fans haven’t changed since the 1960s when Carl Yastrzemski had a glass jar full of batteries,steel bolts and other small metal objects that had been thrown at him in outfield by his locker. A journalist asked him if those came from fans when visiting opposing cities but Yastrzemski answered no they mostly came from home Red Sox fans throwing stuff at him. He was a Hall of Fame player too. Social media only gives them another avenue to throw some kind of object at a player that raises their ire but they have always been doing that. I have seen so many meltdowns just in fantasy football where players have gone berserk when a player has cost them a game or championship.

  22. flash1224 says:
    December 30, 2021 at 3:48 pm
    You’re a real scum bag if you’re threatening someone’s life because of a football game.

    Do what Curt schilling did when his daughter was getting threatening messages on twitter. He tracked down all the guys and they all got in some sort of trouble A few got kicked off there college baseball team.
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    Schilling himself has made public death threats against reporters. He is not an example of how anyone should conduct themselves.

  23. How pathetic must one’s existence be to feel compelled to send a death threat due to a sports team?…I mean I enjoy football and a few other sports just as much as the next guy…but I guess I do a thing that runs adjacent to my appreciation of sports that we can call: “Having a life”….

  24. nflhistorybuff68 says:
    December 30, 2021 at 8:24 pm
    Cleveland has five NFL Champions counting the Rams in 1945

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    Pre-SB championships are like touting pre-season wins. Nobody other than John Harbaugh cares

  25. nhpats2011 says:
    December 31, 2021 at 8:46 am
    nflhistorybuff68 says:
    December 30, 2021 at 8:24 pm
    Cleveland has five NFL Champions counting the Rams in 1945

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    Pre-SB championships are like touting pre-season wins. Nobody other than John Harbaugh cares
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    That’s too bad that Jim Brown’s and Otto Graham’s careers didn’t count.

  26. nhpats2011 says:
    December 31, 2021 at 8:46 am
    nflhistorybuff68 says:
    December 30, 2021 at 8:24 pm
    Cleveland has five NFL Champions counting the Rams in 1945

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    Pre-SB championships are like touting pre-season wins. Nobody other than John Harbaugh cares
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    And someday, when the NFL has more than 40 teams spanning several different continents, and they’ve changed the name of the Super Bowl to the Intergalactic Amazon Bowl, everyone can sit around and talk about how those old Patriot trophies are meaningless.

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