Reporting Daryl Ruiter
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) - Cleveland Browns receiver/returner Josh Cribbs and cornerback Joe Haden have become fixtures at Quicken Loans Arena for Cavaliers games.
They’ve added a couple of rookies to their game night posse.
Running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden sat right behind the Cavaliers’ bench for the first half of the season opener against the Washington Wizards Tuesday night.
They watched the second half alongside Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert court side for the 94-84 win in front of a raucous sellout crowd of 20,562.
Before the game, Richardson was given the 411 on what is expected of him at ‘The Q’ by Haden.
“Joe said, ‘Man it’s some of the funnest stuff you can do,’” Richardson said. “The fans are going to be in it just like our games.”
The new dynamic duo of the Browns received the loudest ovation of the night from the sellout crowd when shown on the big video boards that hang over center court.
“It’s big for me, I’m a big Kyrie [Irving] fan and Cavaliers fan,” Richardson said. To be out here supporting Kyrie, Tristan [Thompson] and the rest of the Cavs it’s big for me. Just to have the whole community out here just shows them that we’re ready for them to start winning and get back on top like they were.”
Richardson led the Browns to their second victory of the season by running for a career high 122 yards and a touchdown last Sunday at the stadium.
Defensive end Frostee Rucker, linebacker Craig Robertson, special teamer Johnson Bademosi, receivers Greg Little and Jordan Norwood were also on hand for the opener.
The Browns will try to win their third straight at home this Sunday when they host the Baltimore Ravens.