Two Cleveland Browns players were ticketed for drag racing Tuesday morning in an Ohio suburb. The alleged bad behavior came as the team is prepping for its first playoff game in 19 years.
ESPN.com reported that the two players were offensive tackle Jedrick Wills and receiver Rashard Higgins. All players were off, Tuesday.
“We are aware of the incident, will gather more information and handle this matter appropriately,” a team spokesman said in a statement issued to the media.
Police said the drag racing incident happened at about 9:30 a.m. in Westlake, about 10 miles from Cleveland Browns headquarters in Berera, Ohio. In their report, police did not say how fast either of the drivers were going.
Each of the Cleveland Browns Players Were Ticketed for $124
The report said that each of the players received a ticket for $124. Police also searched both cars. Police said they discovered a marijuana joint was in one of the vehicles. But the report did not say which car it was in. Neither of the players was cited for possession.
Later Tuesday, Higgins posted on his Twitter account that his “foot slipped.” He then deleted the tweet. He then posted he was “tryna get away from Covid.” ESPN said he deleted that tweet, too.
Wills wrote on Twitter: “So nobody has ever tried to beat someone off the line at a red light for a max 30 meters? Ight.. Blowing it way out of proportion. Ik y’all road ragers have.”
The Cleveland Browns selected Wills with the 10th pick of last April’s draft. Wills started every game but one this season.
Higgins closed the season strong as a nice option for quarterback Baker Mayfield. In the last three games, Higgins caught 12 passes for 199 yards with a touchdown.
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News of the possible drag racing antics by two players wasn’t even the worst thing to happen to the Cleveland Browns, Tuesday.