Baker Mayfield’s wife, Emily, called out a Cleveland Browns reporter following Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. She was not happy with the focus of a reporter’s story.
Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot wrote about what everyone was talking about following the game – Freddie Kitchens’ anti-Pittsburgh T-shirt.
Mayfield was asked about the shirt. Kitchens commented on it, saying he’d wear it again. And Steelers players crushed the Browns’ head coach for wearing it.
“I thought it was pretty stupid,” veteran Steelers lineman David DeCastro said. “That’s a lot of bulletin board material. I don’t know why you do that as a coach. I just don’t get that. Of course it’s going to motivate us. What are you thinking? It’s just not smart.”
So, like it or not, it was very much a story. The disappointing Browns have made several off-the-field headlines this year and this was just the latest one.
Emily Mayfield was not happy with the story, though.
“Why is this the focus of your questions?” she tweeted. “MUCH more to focus on than that.”
— Emily (Wilkinson) Mayfield (@emilywmayfield6) December 2, 2019
Kay Cabot responded:
“I asked exactly one t-shirt question after the game. I asked Baker what he thought of it, and he defended Kitchens, which I thought was pretty cool. He gave a great answer, saying ‘I’ve done much worse.’ Funny, and struck the right note,” she tweeted.
I asked exactly one t-shirt question after the game. I asked Baker what he thought of it, and he defended Kitchens, which I thought was pretty cool. He gave a great answer, saying “I’ve done much worse.” Funny, and struck the right note https://t.co/IAsMd20XkH
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) December 2, 2019
Regardless, it has not been a great year in Cleveland.
The Browns fell to 5-7 with the loss on Sunday. Cleveland is now two games back of Pittsburgh in the AFC Wild Card race.