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Steptoe’s Agent Blames Browns for Injury

The season is over for wide receiver Syndric Steptoe, as he has a torn labrum which will keep him on the sidelines. The Plain Dealer reports that the agent for Steptoe is placing blame on the Browns for the injury, read below:

The agent for Browns receiver Syndric Steptoe blames his client’s season-ending torn labrum (shoulder) on what he said was a last-minute decision by Browns coach Eric Mangini to practice fullspeed in the driving rain Saturday instead of the walk-through that the players thought it was going to be.

“The coaches should more carefully weigh the risk of injury in practice decisions,” said agent Jerome Stanley. “My understanding is that the team was on the field for a walk-through the day before the scrimmage. The walk-through turned into a full practice in a driving rain. Obviously, hindsight gives one a different perspective, but if the practice had stayed a walk-through, Syndric wouldn’t be preparing for season-ending surgery right now. The decision produced a bad result for the kid and the team.”

Mangini was preparing for the Browns Family Day scrimmage and not available for comment. The Browns Saturday practice was conducted in shorts and jerseys with no pads and no live tackling. Drills were run at fullspeed, but with no contact. Mangini cut the practice about 20 minutes short because of the rain. It’s unclear at this time exactly how Steptoe sustained the injury, but he was carted off late in the session clutching his shoulder.

Stanley said he will not ask the NFL Players Association to check into the matter.

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3 Responses to “Steptoe’s Agent Blames Browns for Injury”

  1. Dan B. says:

    Shut up and spoonge of the rest of your players you leach!

  2. Clayton says:

    Steptoe is too short to be an impact player at his position; and his hands are not the strongest. What is with the Browns’ player agents shotting their mouths off all the time?

  3. ButchGavlen says:

    They are lawyers. They are trying to insert themselves into every aspect of our llives. the more they do the more messed up everything is. Common sense is more and more lost as they do, and they spin a webb of laws that of course only they can navigate, by of course their own decrees. ever wonder why is is that the only people who can lower your taxes if you ‘owe xx amount or more’ is the lawyer on t.v., who hust happens to be an es I.R.S. agent; they’re lawyers who set it up that way. Politicians; lawyers. agents; lawyers. Don’t get me wrong, there are some very good, respectable lawyers out there. But we are graduating them WAY too fast and too many, and the very worst are politicians.

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