Browns stars Baker Mayfield, OBJ rip NY Giants

first_imgRoger Federer: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ‘will win more’ WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her Unlike last time, Gilas won’t have element of surprise in 2019 Fiba World Cup Kitchens dismissed the idea that anything Mayfield says or does will make the Browns, who have huge expectations after a 7-8-1 season and the arrival of Beckham, any more of a target.“We don’t care, all right?” Kitchens said, when asked if the bull’s-eye on the Browns had grown. “It is already on there so it does not matter. We will be ready to play. I do not know what a ‘bull’s-eye’ is,” he said. “I do not know what that is. Does anybody know? Does anybody know what a bull’s-eye is? If they are not trying to beat our ass and we are not trying to beat their ass, I do not know what else you do.“That is what we are going to try and do, and hopefully, they try and do the same.”Following practice, Mayfield posted on Instagram that his comments about Jones were taken out of context.“This is not what I said … just so we’re clear,” Mayfield wrote. “I also said I was surprised I got drafted number one. Then was talking about the flaws in evaluating QBs. Where I brought up winning being important. Reporters and media will do anything to come up with a clickbait story. Heard nothing but good things and wish nothing but the best for Daniel.”The former No. 1 overall pick is scheduled to meet with reporters Wednesday.As for Beckham, he can’t seem to shake the Giants despite insisting he has moved on from his drama-filled days with them.In a Sports Illustrated cover story, the three-time Pro Bowler said New York turned down better trade offers to send him to Cleveland in March. The Browns acquired Beckham and defensive end Olivier Vernon for guard Kevin Zeitler, safety Jabrill Peppers and first- and third-round picks.“This wasn’t no business move,” he told SI. “This was personal. They thought they’d send me here to die.”Shurmur, who spent part of last season sparring with Beckham or dealing with the endless theater that seems to follow him, chose not to engage any further with his former player. Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams in 1st round of Australian Open MOST READ Mayfield’s remarks were then presented to Jones, who was somewhat shocked by them because he doesn’t know Cleveland’s quarterback.“I try not to listen to much that’s said,” Jones said. “I think I’ve done a pretty good job of that. I heard that before. I kind of have the same mindset, I certainly have a lot to focus on here, I have a lot to worry about here and I’m focused on that.”He doesn’t have any background or known beef with Mayfield, which is why Jones was somewhat caught off guard.“I have never spoken to him,” said Jones, who went 17-19 in college. “He has an opinion. A lot of people have opinions.”While Mayfield’s feelings may have rubbed some the wrong way, first-year Browns coach Freddie Kitchens was unfazed.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with head coach Freddie Kitchens at the team’s NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens says he doesn’t care if controversial comments by brash quarterback Baker Mayfield put a target on his team. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)BEREA, Ohio — Maybe it’s good the Browns and Giants won’t play this season.They’re already trash-talking.ADVERTISEMENT “Quite frankly on our list of issues of the day it really doesn’t matter what Odell or Baker says,” Shurmur said. “There are many other things we probably should be discussing. Again, we wish him (Beckham) well and it was a trade. We said that all along, I said I would not comment on what he says about the situation.”Beckham has acknowledged struggling in the weeks after the deal. He skipped almost all of Cleveland’s offseason program but he’s been adamant that he’s adjusted to his new team and city.Kitchens believes Beckham.“No doubt. When he came back, he was all in — exactly what he promised me he would do,” Kitchens said. “I trust him. He trusts me. I will not betray him. I do not think he will betray me.”NOTES: Pro Bowl DE Myles Garrett missed practice with an unspecified illness. … Mayfield and Kitchens were presented with jerseys by Columbus Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno and Brandon Dubinsky, who came to camp to show their support for the Browns. Kitchens followed the NHL club’s playoff run last season, and he’s amazed by the skill level it takes to play hockey. Has he ever tried the sport? “No, I am from Alabama,” he quipped. “There are no hockey sticks. There is a football, baseball and basketball and that is about it. ”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Comments by brash Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. created a stir at the training camps for both teams Tuesday, adding extra heat to brutally humid weather conditions.Mayfield, the outspoken and uninhibited second-year QB, strangely took a swipe at the Giants and rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, the team’s first-round pick this year and potential heir apparent to Eli Manning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn an interview with GQ, Mayfield said he was stunned the Giants would draft someone such as Jones, who played at Duke and was not considered one of the top QBs in this year’s class.“Blows my mind,” Mayfield told the magazine, adding he thinks NFL teams are flawed in their quarterback evaluation. “Some people overthink it. 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Gang member’s cross-examination continues

first_imgBartica massacre trialCelbert Reece, the self-confessed member of the infamous gang that carried out the 2008 Bartica Massacre, continued to be cross-examined at the High Court in Demerara.Taking the stand on Monday morning, he faced Defence Counsel Saphier Hussain, who is representing co-accused Dennis Williams, whom Reece identified as being part of the criminal gang that executed the attack which saw the slaughter of three Policemen and nine civilians on February 17, 2008.At Monday’s hearing, Reece stated that he was never convicted of any crime prior to the Bartica incident. Grilled by Attorney Hussain, the State witness reiterated that he had not been armed at the time of the attack, further adding that he also told Police rank “Reid” that he did not kill anyone.The defence counsel then suggested that Reece “had no reason” to plead guilty and made the jarring accusation that his pleading guilty was a “concoction” to give evidence in the case.Under the direction of presiding Judge Roxane George, SC, the State witness clarified that he decided to plead guilty following a discussion with his attorney.“I told my lawyer I wanted to plead guilty,” the self-confessed gang member told the 12-member jury.Although Reece’s response was determined to be clear, Hussain made several attempts to ascertain if there was any plea deal with the State, but the court overruled his line of questioning on the basis of irrelevance. He was also warned against making “improper suggestions” against State Prosecutor Diana Kaulesar.Meanwhile, as the Attorney moved on with his cross-examination, he asked the witness how long he had known the gang leader Rondell “Fineman” Rawlins.“I get to know him when I picked him up at East Coast,” Reece noted, adding that “Fineman” had contacted his cousin, fellow convict Michael Caesar. Reece also stressed that in his presence, there was no meeting, discussion or plan prior to theMurder accused Celbert Reece was sentenced to 420 years in November 2016Bartica Massacre.Reece further clarified that “Fineman”, who used a “45 hand gun”, was the only person who shot the men at the Bartica Stelling.The matter was adjourned until this morning at the High Court where Attorney Hussain will conclude his cross-examination of the witness.Reece was sentenced to 420 years total imprisonment, while his cousin, Michael Caesar was handed a 1080-year cumulative sentence. The men, along with co-accused Mark Royden Williams, Dennis Williams and Roger Simon, were allegedly part of the “Fineman” gang which attacked the town and fatally shot 12 persons. Among those killed were Police Lance Corporal Zaheer Zakir and Constables Shane Fredericks and Ron Osborne. Edwin Gilkes, Dexter Adrian, Irving Ferreira, Deonarine Singh, Ronald Gomes, Ashraf Khan, Abdool Yasseen, Errol Thomas and Baldeo Singh were the civilians killed.last_img read more