I empathize with the people of Cleveland. The Indians haven't done a whole lot since Manny Ramirez was on the roster, Bron Bron left the city for South Beach last year and the Browns haven't been anything to write home about since their reinstatement over 10 years ago. It's a sad sports city. But now, folks and fans are starting to take things a bit too far.From allegations that Browns fans assaulted an 8-year-old Jets fan
, to this. Browns CB Eric Wright claims that he received death threats
.... YES, DEATH THREATS... from Browns fans last season.
"I went from people expecting me to be a top cornerback in the league to receiving death threats," Wright said. "It was a lot to deal with."
Instad of calling the police, however, Wright said he didn't put much stock into it, and looked at them as empty threats.
"I wasn't fearing for my life. As serious as a death threat may be, I wasn't going to let a few bad apples ruin the whole tree."
With the Cavaliers being as bad as they are this season, I'm sure tensions are sky high and anti-depressants are flying off the shelves. But threatening someone's life is NOT what's hot in the streets.There's a thin line between passion and violence. I understand that fans just want a winner... SOME kind of winner in their city. But surely death threats aren't the answer. Maybe it's not Wright's fault that folks had high hopes for him. If you want to blame anyone, blame Anquan Boldin, Santonio Holmes,Terrell Owens and the other WRs who just so happened to be better athletes than Wright. The Browns also had high hopes in Tim Couch, Derek Anderson, Kellen Winslow and Kamerion Wimbley, too. Look how that panned out.Stay classy, Clev.... oh, nevermind!