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Mangini Talks About the Mural Among Other Things in Berea

It’s been an interesting start to say the least for new Browns coach Eric Mangini. He’s gotten off to a rather shaky start when it comes to talking to current players as well as the whole thing about painting over the Hall of Fame mural in Berea. Wednesday he spoke to the media about a number of topics, and the Plain Dealer spoke about the press conference.

Only one month into his new job, Browns coach Eric Mangini defended himself against reports that he’s painting over hallowed Hall of Fame murals, ignoring star players and acting like a dictator in Berea. Welcome to Cleveland, Eric. “Anytime somebody new comes in, there’s a process of getting to know that person,” Mangini in a Wednesday news conference to discuss the Browns in general. “I feel really comfortable with who I am and the things I do. Anytime you come into a new environment, the changes take some getting used to.” Hammered by some news outlets for allegedly painting over a mural of the Browns’ 16 Hall of Famers, Mangini said, “I’d love to tell you about that.”

He explained that the mural was on an obscure wall near the players’ entrance and that he felt it should be moved to the front foyer where it could be appreciated by visitors. The mural, a removable decal, was peeled off and the wall will be painted. A new version will most likely be hung near Jim Brown’s shoes in the foyer. “What I said in my opening press conference is true,” said Mangini. “I believe in the importance of the history of this organization and the men that have made this team great.” He did not, however, apologize for putting his own stamp on the facility.

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One Response to “Mangini Talks About the Mural Among Other Things in Berea”

  1. clayton says:

    Give the guy a break on the mural for god sake. Everyone is so quick to doubt what he said – it makes sense to me to move it to a place more visible to the fans. If he was truly destroying legendary stuff I don’t think Jim Brown would stand for it. And watch out about relying on the PD for coverage of press conferences – they are notoriously wrong. PD – the Pittsburgh Daily aka Plain Dealer. Go browns

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