- Jamison Hensley, ESPN Staff Writer
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Shortly after the Browns lost by 22 points at Denver, Cribbs posted this on Twitter before deleting it later:
I see all the negativity on twitter after I gave my life to this [expletive]. So 2 all u who are against me [expletive] all y'all! I'm still gonna do me!
Cribbs is an unrestricted free agent, and the Browns have a less expensive option at returner with rookie Travis Benjamin. Still, Cribbs could have (and should have) taken the high road after playing for the Browns for eight seasons.
This has been a bad run on Twitter this season for the Browns. Earlier this season, wide receiver Greg Little posted on Twitter that he didn't care what Browns fans thought after he celebrated a touchdown (he posed like Usain Bolt) despite losing at the time. In August, wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi went on Twitter to contradict coach Pat Shurmur that he had a concussion.
Cribbs later addressed his lashing out at fans on Twitter by writing: "We battle like gladiators on the field every week & we put our all out there, so 2 come off the field to the bs ppl put on twitter smh." He also added, "ea I had a moment smh..... wooossssahhh aiiight man I 4got each day there are a new breed of haters out there disguised as fans!"
These past two weeks -- the Browns have lost by a combined 39 points -- have to be a frustrating time for the Browns, especially after their feel-good three-game win streak. Cribbs' tweet is an obvious reaction to that frustration. While he was right in taking it down, he shouldn't have posted it in the first place.
8hJason Gibbs, Special to ESPN.com
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