Yesterday we reported on the still developing drama that happened between the family of Redskins middle linebacker London Fletcher and Cleveland Browns fans.
Today in the aftermath of that disturbing incident, Fletcher is laying blame with Browns security according to ESPN.com.
“What led to the whole ruckus was something that happened with stadium security,” he said. “As opposed to diffusing the situation, they were more instigators. They didn’t diffuse the situation. It wasn’t even with the fans at that point in time. I think one of the stadium workers, he went overboard with what his job responsibilities were.”
Fletcher said his two cousins are still in custody, and that his aunt Evette Robinson was released from the hospital after suffering neck injuries.
Tenable Protective Services is in charge of stadium security, and the Browns are still investigating the situation according to a team spokesman.
“We are still in the process of collecting all of the information regarding the incident from the various security groups who work the games, including Cleveland Police and Tenable,” the spokesperson told ESPN.com.
Fletcher told “NFL AM,” that his family was being agitated before the game even started.
“It’s my understanding from the moment they got out of their car, they were harassed by Browns fans and things like that — even all the way up into the stadium,” Fletcher said. “I had a 13-year-old cousin who was hit in the face prior to the game. This was going into the game, I guess, in the tailgate area. So a lot of harassment that took place prior to the game and during the course of the game.”
Fletcher described the incident as disheartening.