A Cleveland Browns player says he’s been receiving death threats in the wake of Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Damarious Randall, a 27-year-old safety, was ejected from last week’s game for his hit on Steelers receiver Diontae Johnson.
The hit to the head took Johnson out of the game, as the wideout reportedly suffered a concussion. Randall says the hit was not intentional.
Randall is not happy with the comments and threats being sent his way following the hit.
“How is it, from the standpoint, after the hit . . . I get so many death threats, so many people calling me names, people saying, ‘Oh, I hope you get hurt; I’m going to kill you, this and that,’” Randall said, per Cleveland.com, “and it’s OK for fans to do it to us, but then when we say something back, it’s a problem, [and] we get in trouble? I just never understood that.”
Randall added that he was shaken up by what happened.
“I clearly hit him helmet-to-helmet, but I was just saying some prayers about it and that actually bothered me a little bit that he was laying there like that, because it just shows how dangerous this game is and how dangerous this game can be. Really, I just never intend to hurt anyone,’’ Randall said.
Of course, this was not the only major incident during Thursday night’s game. It ended with the Myles Garrett melee.
We’ll get Browns-Steelers again in two weeks. It’s going to be an intense one.