There was no doubt that the Browns would cut Derek Anderson before paying him the $2.5 million roster bonus they owed him for the upcoming season. The only question was when. Tuesday was that day and the one-time Browns Pro Bowler wasted no time sharing his thoughts on the Browns and more specifically, their fanbase:
“The fans are ruthless and don’t deserve a winner,” Anderson wrote Tuesday in a terse e-mail when asked for a reaction to being released. “I will never forget getting cheered when I was injured.
“I know at times I wasn’t great. I hope and pray I’m playing when my team comes to town and (we) roll them.”
Those are some darn strong words from D.A. and I hope and pray he never finds himself out and about in the Cleveland-area without bodyguards. Browns fans are entitled to boo Anderson for his numerous interceptions the past two seasons every bit as much as they cheered for his numerous touchdowns three years ago. The difference is what he pointed out: cheering when a player gets hurt is downright mean-spirited. The interesting part about Anderson’s comments is that they would apply to many other NFL cities so I’m sure several other quarterbacks feel the same way. For good or for bad, most other quarterbacks probably would have kept that to themselves. And as a Bengals fans, I’m not so sure I can disagree with his comments!
D.A. blasts Browns fans [The News-Herald]