Rumor mill

Pat McManamon at the Akron Beacon Journal wrings his hands about how reporters deal with rumors on the Browns that swirled in the bye week, and kinda screws up.

Example two came during the off week when word spread around town that Trent Dilfer might not start against Chicago and that Charlie Frye had been told to get ready to start. These reports never reached print or broadcast; they were underground scuttlebutt. But the scuttlebutt was strong. Crennel brusquely cast those rumors aside as well, and without being mean or nasty made it clear exactly what he thought of them.

Ummm….did Pat know that it was the PD’s Roger Brown who made sure the rumor “reached print”?

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