You see, like Terrell Owens and Billy Sims, he just cares too damn much. And all he gets from the Cleveland faithful in return is grief and name-calling.
“I’m not Paul Warfield, Webster Slaughter or Jim Brown. I’ve given my all to this city for four years, and I realize it will never be enough. I went to the Pro Bowl last year and resurrected this team from the darkness, and nobody cared.”
“People in this town believe they are entitled to too much. They have been disrespectful to me and my family. I’ve gone out in public with my family and have had to deal with being called foul names. My parents have been called vulgar things at restaurants.”
“My biggest problem is that I actually give a damn. I’m always rushing back from surgeries and injuries, never missing games or practices. But through this, I’ve learned how to overcome adversity. I’m also proud of how my foundation has taken off. I’ve been doing all this community service in Cleveland … my charity efforts will only be in Detroit from now on.”
On the other hand, Cleveland fans think that passes aren't exactly feeling the love from Braylon's hands. He's in the fourth year of a five-year contract and it's increasingly unlikely that he will be back to finish it next season. And if he thought the fans weren't happy with him before, then Sunday's home game against the Bengals should be a real treat for him and his family.