If a homeless man can suggest to Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam that he should draft Johnny Manziel, then it stands to reason that a former high school football player should feel brave enough to try out for the team.
That's apparently what happened Tuesday when an unnamed former New Mexico high school player apparently walked onto the Browns' practice fields looking for a tryout, according to the Associated Press via the Akron Beacon Journal.
The man, who appeared to be in his mid-20s, entered the field with an equipment bag strapped to his back. He walked right through the team's indoor fieldhouse, apparently ready to begin working out.
One of the best scenes from "Major League" was when the Willie "Mays" Hayes character comes out barefoot and in pajamas to out-sprint a couple of slappies with 1980s hair. It would be the start to a Rookie of the Year caliber campaign for the table-setter Hayes.
Sadly, this New Mexico man's fate doesn't appear to be similar. He was spoken to by a member of the Browns' public relations staff and by a security staffer, who heard of his story to try out for an NFL team, but quickly quashed his dreams by escorting him off the property without incident or concern of safety threat before head coach Mike Pettine or anyone else could see him in pads.
Why did this man pick Cleveland? Who knows? But this team does seem to dish out the crazy in inequal doses, does it not?
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