Tensions mount as the losses pile up. Corey Coleman’s quotes on his lackluster year being more of a product of the quarterbacks was seen earlier this week, and WFNY’s Joe Gilbert proved him out. Now, video has surfaced of Terrelle Pryor being rather confrontational with veteran ESPN Cleveland reporter Tony Grossi.
The issue at hand was that Pryor felt that reporters had taken Adam “Pacman” Jones word that Pryor and Robert Griffin III were fighting on the sidelines during the Browns 13th straight loss of 2016. Pryor believed that the media should have asked him and Griffin about it first. He says both would have noted that they were just intensely trying to fight for a win – not each other.
Here is the video of the discussion:
For his part, Grossi was rather calm and fair in reporting on this encounter. He allowed Pryor’s words to carry the article. Here is a snippet:
“You guys can’t assume. Me and Robert weren’t arguing,” Pryor said. “I go and read you guys were saying I’m arguing with my teammates. That’s trying to break up this team. All’s we’re trying to do is come in here and fight for a win. I come in here and be very honest with you guys, have fun with you guys and you guys paint a picture about me to be a bad person, and try to put some type of stigma between me and my teammates.”
Edit: Grossi was less forgiving on social media.
There are three games left in the Browns 2016 season, so it is understandable that the frustrations brought upon through an entire season without a win are surfacing. It would be best if the players could channel their energies onto the field so that they can find a way to upset the Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, or Pittsburgh Steelers. But, it is obviously against human nature to be so efficient with emotions.
Really, all any of us want is to just get that one win.1 It is time to cancel parades and have a quarterback not named Johnny Manziel be the last starting QB to win a game for the Browns.
- and San Francisco to obtain a second win so we still get the No. 1 overall pick. [↩]