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Wrongly convicted for 15 years, a free man just wants to see a Browns game

Once a Browns fan, always a Browns fan.

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I’m sure many Clevelanders have already heard the feel-good story from the past couple of days, where Ru-El Sailor was found to be wrongly convicted for aggravated murder, forcing him to be imprisoned for the past 15 years. You can read the details of the story here.

But here is the amusing part of the story for us: what were the top things on Sailor’s list of things to do now that he’s a free man? Despite going 1-31 over the past two seasons, Sailor wants to see a Browns game.

Sailor was sentenced in 2003, but the suspected incident happened in 2002. Granted, I’m sure he’s been able to follow football over the past 15 years to an extent, but if he was a Browns fan back in 2002, the last team he was exposed to as a free man had Butch Davis as head coach, Tim Couch and Kelly Holcomb under center, the infamous Dwayne Rudd helmet toss, and the team’s only playoff berth since returning to the league in 1999.