Cleveland Browns: The Tyvis Powell situation was strictly business
The Cleveland Browns cut Tyvis Powell before he was scheduled to throw out the first pitch at an Indians game, but it was merely a coincidence.
The news cycle surrounding the Cleveland Browns has been slow in June, making small stories big ones.
The latest story had to do with Tyvis Powell, who was cut by the Browns hours before he was scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Cleveland Indians game on Friday.
An ESPN article explains the team didn’t know about his commitment, which the former Ohio State Buckeye ultimately fulfilled.
The national media brought some attention to this story, which was interesting in the fact it was so awkward. And while some may blame the Browns for making such an awkward move, it was simply business as usual.
A player like Powell was booked for the gig thanks to his Cleveland and Ohio ties, so it still made sense for him to make the appearance even if he wasn’t a Cleveland Brown.
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Things like this happen in the business world all the time. It is just a bit alarming in professional sports when a player can be let go at any given moment without necessarily doing anything to warrant the release.
Yet there is no reason to expect the Browns to know Powell was going to throw out the first pitch, especially if he was not contacted through the team. If anything, the timing of the release didn’t matter.
If it happened right after the first pitch it would still look awkward.
What this situation does show is that the Browns are in a good place with no distractions heading into the season. The fact this is among the major stories currently surrounding the team shows that Hue Jackson has this team working hard in preparation for the 2017 season.
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