New Browns free safety Damarious Randall should’ve just promised to jump in Lake Erie if the Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
Instead, he could be on the hook for at least 700,000 jerseys.
“If the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2018 NBA finals I’ll buy everyone who retweet’s (sic) this a jersey …” he tweeted late Monday night after the Warriors beat Houston in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.
By Wednesday morning at 10:30, 711,000 people had retweeted his guarantee.
Randall is scheduled to earn $1.5 million in 2018, so he better get a great group rate if the Cavaliers pull the huge upset and win their second NBA championship in three seasons.
Randall is a native of Pensacola, Fla., and was acquired by the Browns from Green Bay in a trade in March. A series of tweets over the last few days made his fandom of the Warriors obvious.
“I’m glad the Cavs made it to the finals so I can watch Curry light that b*^#& up Game 3 & 4,” he tweeted @RandallTime, referring to All-Star guard Stephen Curry.
Randall also tweeted he would’ve “gladly rooted” for the Cavs if the Rockets had won the West, and that LeBron James “better win” MVP. Randall’s twitter profile has a picture of him in an Indians jersey and hat, and he plans to win over the Cleveland fans he angered.
“They will love me when they see me play Free Safety,” he tweeted.
Coach Hue Jackson is scheduled to jump in the lake Friday after guaranteeing the Browns would fare better in 2017 after going 1-15 in 2016. They went 0-16.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles denied a recent report that he was approached by the Eagles about a potential offseason trade to the Browns and said he’d prefer to remain with Philadelphia.
“The first time I’ve heard about it was when I got text messages asking if it was true, and that was the first time I had heard about it, so it never got to a discussion with me,” Foles told reporters Tuesday. “And at the end of it, I’m just a player. I don’t decide anything, if it was true or not.”
NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported last week the Browns offered the No. 35 pick in the draft in trade talks for Foles, and that the Eagles ran the idea past Foles before turning down the offer.
Silver tweeted he stood by his report and had two “very good” sources.
IN THE MIX
The Browns are looking into bolstering their linebacking corps.
Yahoo’s Jordan Schultz reported Mychal Kendricks (6-foot, 240 pounds) is visiting the Browns, Vikings and Raiders this week, citing a source. His decision is expected this week.
Kendricks, 27, won the Super Bowl with the Eagles last season and was released last week to save money. He started 74 of 85 games in six years with the Eagles, totaling 338 tackles, 14 sacks, three interceptions, six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
He started 13 games last season and had two sacks, but Profootballfocus.com graded him with the top pass rush productivity among 4-3 outside linebackers. He was a second-round pick of Philadelphia in 2012.
Browns general manager John Dorsey did little to address the linebacker position in the offseason, and the starters appeared set with Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey and Joe Schobert. Genard Avery was drafted in the fifth round out of Memphis.