Man tries to be walk-on with Browns

Man tries to be walk-on with Browns
June 5, 2014, 12:00 am
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So, this guy walks in off the street to get a tryout with the Cleveland Browns …

No, that’s not the opening line of a joke. It really happened.

On Tuesday, as the Browns held one of their organized team activities sessions, a man carrying an equipment bag on his back walked out onto the field at their headquarters in Berea, Ohio. The man was identified only as a former high school player from New Mexico in his 20s, according to an Associated Press account.

He told Browns staffers he had traveled to the Cleveland area with the idea of getting a tryout with the team. He apparently got onto the field by slipping through the Browns’ indoor practice facility.

The man was escorted from the field without incident.

For some reason, this reminds us of an old joke. It’s from another sport, and you can insert the team of your choice. Since we’re in Cleveland mode here, we’ll use the Cavaliers:

During a game at Quicken Loans Arena, an announcement comes over the public address system: “Will the parents who got separated from their five children please report to security? Your kids are beating the Cavs.”