“Wild Stuff Going On”: 3rd Criminal Incident in Short Span Leaves Cleveland Players & Fans Scared for State of Affairs

Published 06/06/2023, 8:45 AM EDT

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It is a time of concern for players at the Cleveland Browns. The offseason is supposed to be a time to strategize and restructure rosters ahead of the upcoming NFL season. But it seems that players of the Browns are constantly being targeted by criminals with malicious intent. It is definitely a cause of concern for the Browns, as it also draws focus toward the unsafe environment the players are surrounded by at the moment.

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Recently, another criminal incident that involves an unnamed Cleveland Browns player has drawn concerns from fans regarding the State of Affairs in Cleveland. And not just because of that, but because it is also the third incident in a row that has occurred in the past few days.

Is this a concerning time for players of the Cleveland Browns?

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Is it no secret that NFL players earn a lot of money from their careers as professional footballers. This makes them targets of interest for various criminals and criminal organizations. This year, the state of Ohio has had a small increase in crime rates, jumping from 3.1 crimes per 1000 people to 3.4. But the past few days have seen a drastic increase in the criminal targeting of players of the Cleveland Browns.

 

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According to reports, an anonymous Browns player was robbed of his car and jewelry. This makes it the third Brown player to be targeted by criminals for expensive possessions. Prior to this, CB Greg Newsome II was also robbed at gunpoint in Cleveland, with the robbers fleeting with his car. Newson’s robbery occurred just after RB Demetric Felton had his car stolen on Sunday. This raises doubts over whether it is a pre-planned attack against these NFL players, or whether these criminals are only after their expensive possessions. Newsome took to social media to talk about the incident, as he tweeted, “It’s a cruel world we live in🙏”

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And fans took to the tweet to share their thoughts about the incidents that have occurred in the past few days.

Fans are worried about the state of affairs 

With the increase in criminal activity against these NFL players, fans are scared as well as worried about the increasing rate of crimes in the past few days.

One fan commented, “Some wild stuff going on out there. Sounds like you’re physically okay. Hope you can take some time and heal from the mental stuff which you don’t want to mess round with”

Another fan said, “Glad you ok these same people wouldn’t like someone robbing them of their hard earnings. It’s a sad time when you can’t have anything nice. May God continue to bless your life”

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This fan talked about the need for change, stating, “Be safe Greg, our city needs to be better than this”

Another wished the players to stay safe, “Street don’t love nobody. I found out the hard way before. Good luck this year. All y’all boys stay safe”

This fan commented, “Glad you’re safe. I’m sure the police/FBI are on the case. Be safe and watch your surroundings.”

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Do you think an organized criminal organization is targeting these Cleveland Browns players? Or is it just a bad stroke of luck? Whatever the reason may be, fans hope they remain safe and aware of their surroundings in the coming days ahead.

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