ESPN Cleveland reporter Tony Grossi has apologized for his derogatory remark about Baker Mayfield which was caught on a live stream earlier today.
Unaware that the mics were still live, Grossi could be heard referring to the Browns quarterback as a “f–king m–get.” He and Mayfield have had an acrimonious relationship for some time now, with this being the latest incident between the two.
Grossi was suspended for his remark, ESPN Cleveland announced. Now, the veteran scribe has taken to Twitter to offer his penance.
“I am truly sorry for my language and choice of words in a remark I made about Baker Mayfield that was captured on our live feed on TheLandOnDemand,” Grossi wrote. “I sincerely apologize for using a word that is a derogatory slur. There’s no excuse for using that language in any context. It was said without malice but also without thought.”
Additionally, Grossi addressed the feud between he and Mayfield and tried to take some responsibility for the divide.
“It is well known that Baker and I have had our differences, and in the course of this experience, I’ve had to question my role in the erosion of the relationship,” he said.
— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) February 25, 2020
Time will tell if Grossi and Mayfield will patch things up. One would guess the QB will be asked about the put-down sooner rather than later.
Just another offseason Tuesday for the Cleveland Browns.