cleveland browns Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was sent home from the practice facility Friday morning after publicly criticizing the organization in an interview a day earlier and will likely sit out the final game of the regular season on Sunday, according to multiple reports.
clown, three-time Pro Bowler, He spoke harshly of his situation with the Browns in an interview with Cleveland.com on Thursday, adding that after only his second season with the team, he most likely won’t return.
“Ninety-five percent sure I won’t be back,” Clowney told the outlet. “But there’s still that five percent left. You never know what can happen.”
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“I feel like I need to be around someone who believes in me and my ability,” he continued. “(It can’t) be just me believing in myself. I believe in myself more than anyone.”
Among the issues Clowney raised was the alleged preferential treatment he says the organization gives the star defensive end. myles garrett, adding that he doesn’t have a problem specifically with Garrett.
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“Everyone is trying to get somebody into the Hall of Fame when all that matters is winning,” he said in the interview. “Everybody got here for a reason, and we can all make plays. I know I am.”
Clowney, who turns 30 next month, has been sidelined for several games this season with injury and a concussion. He has recorded just two sacks in 12 games this season, compared to his career-high 9.5 sacks in 2017 when he played for the Houston Texans.
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According to The Associated Press, Clowney is likely to sit out Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.