The Cleveland Browns have been the laughingstock of the NFL for some time, and team management didn’t help its cause yesterday when it misspelled first-round pick Cameron Erving’s name on the team’s Twitter page. Instead of “Erving,” the team typed out the more traditional “Irving.”
Not exactly the first impression one wants to make when courting a player one hopes to play a big role in the franchise’s future, right? Oddly enough, this was not the first time that Cleveland had some spelling and grammar issues regarding draft picks. Last year, after selecting quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 22nd pick, the team spelled “22nd” wrong not once but twice, finally getting it right on the third try.
It’s just another chapter of the Browns trying to look respectable, but instead coming out a mess.
Given that team GM Ray Farmer recently drew a four-game suspension for texting personnel during games last year and owner Jimmy Haslam’s business practices away from the team continue to look shady, the Browns can’t afford any more bad PR.
Here’s hoping that this spelling error is the last of the team’s gaffs for a long time and that the ship is righted soon.
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