More on the rumor turned ongoing saga:
BEREA — Browns tight end Darnell Dinkins confirmed on the WQAL 104-FM this morning that an altercation occurred between Browns quarterback Brady Quinn and defensive lineman Shaun Smith last week and that Quinn had a mark on his face.
Dinkins also said on the show that coach Romeo Crennel was very upset about the incident and took care of it. Dinkins said he did not see the incident take place, according to CBS Radio Senior Vice President Chris Maduri. He also said Dinkins was asked if a weight was thrown at Quinn and Dinkins said he didn’t know.
Moral of the story: When you can’t get answers from the head coach, interview the third-string tight end. And apparently “Romeo took care of it” means “Smith was inactive for the shutout loss to a two-win Bengals team.”
I’m sure that there will be more about this as the week rolls on – it’s not like we have a football game to prepare for or anything. While I’d love to know what words exactly transpired, this definitely doesn’t bode well for the ongoing sentiments that Crennel has zero control over this team. Whether it’s iPods during team meetings or running drills without shoes.
And something that wouldn’t surprise me: Dinkins gets reprimanded for the interview. All of the nonsense that has gone on this season, and those that speak up get punished. Why not add DD to the list?