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Bart Scott Once Hid in a Browns' Bathroom to Avoid Signing a Contract

That's OK, Bart, we don't like you either.

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The Browns can't even win the Toilet Bowl.

Former NFL linebacker Bart Scott added to an embarrassing week for the Cleveland Browns with an unseemly story about the team on Thursday.

Scott revealed that he avoided signing a contract with the Browns in 2005 by hiding in a team bathroom. Unimpressed by the Browns during a visit to Berea, Scott agreed to sign a contract extension with the Baltimore Ravens while holed up in the restroom.

Scott told the tale during the most recent edition of Bleacher Report’s Simms & Lefkoe Podcast with former NFL quarterback Chris Simms and Adam Lefkoe. As Scott said:

"I went to the bathroom, [the Ravens] said, 'Get the hell out of there, we'll give you a deal.' I said, 'Thank you, Jesus.' [...] I was visiting the Browns, and [Ravens GM] Ozzie [Newsome] called me up. My agent was like, ' [...] Can you get the hell out of there?' I said, 'Hells yeah.' I went to the bathroom, and Romeo Crennel, have you ever heard Romeo Crennel talk? He sounds like Kermit, 'Hey Bart, you think you can come here?' So I hid in the bathroom, Ozzie agreed. My agent said, 'We good to go.' I said, 'Thank you guys very much, thank you all for coming out, good night, God bless.'"

Following Scott's spiel, Lefkoe asked, "How did they react?" Scott responded, "They were like, 'What's going on? We thought you were going to sign?' Aha! Peace! I gave them the deuces."

Simms and Scott then fistbumped, and Simms said, "That was a good decision."

Here's the full video:

Scott signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Ravens and made the Pro Bowl in 2006. Scott enjoyed an 11-year NFL career, playing seven seasons for the Ravens and four seasons for the Jets.

It's not the best week to be a Cleveland Brown.