Wow...totally unbelievable story starting circulate on the web. Deadspin, Midwest Sports Fans, ProFootballTalk...it's popping up everywhere. I thought it was pretty ridiculous at first, but now I'm not so sure.
Apparently Phil Savage told a fan to F--- himself and root for Buffalo after getting a frustrated email calling out the coaches and poor performance by the team. Deadspin.com apparently broke it first, at least according to the account I just read:
My goodness, if this is true it absolutely ridiculous. Part of me thinks it is just too ridiculous, but I can see how frustrated he must be, and maybe it just got the best of him in the heat of the moment.
A lot of sites are picking up on the story though, so there has to be something there. Interested to know what everyone thinks on this one. It doesn't really seem to pass the sniff test at first glance...but would Deadspin put their credibility on the line? If this isn't true, I'm thinking Savage would have some sort of recourse if the rumor keeps flying and somehow damages his reputation.
I'm not a lawyer though, just a frustrated Browns fan. Hopefully it's not true so the team can focus on Houston. Good lord, it's always something with this team.