Adding to the refrain of lengthy-time Cleveland Browns fans upset more than the team’s choice to trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has 22 ongoing civil cases alleging sexual harassment and assault, an additional distinguished Cleveland athletics family members is boycotting the staff.
Andrea Thome, the wife of former Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Jim Thome, declared on her Twitter webpage Friday that she canceled the family’s Browns year tickets soon after the introductory press convention the franchise experienced to announce the Watson trade.
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“Formally cancelled our Browns year tickets nowadays and requested for a refund as they were paid in comprehensive,” Andrea Thome wrote. “Quite unfortunate after 40 several years as a fan, but this is my line in the sand. I feel females. Specifically when there are 22 of them. That press convention did absolutely nothing to adjust my thoughts.
“They may well not give us a refund. But I sent the letter these days. If @Browns won’t refund—-I will auction off every single activity and publicly donate each cent to diverse women’s crisis charities in N.E. Ohio, elevating recognition 7 days by week throughout the season.”
Jim Thome, a five-time All-Star initial baseman and specified hitter who played 22 seasons in MLB — including 13 in Cleveland — gained the Silver Slugger award in 1996 and strike 612 occupation residence operates, superior for eighth on the all-time record.
In a collection of subsequent tweets, Andrea Thome claimed she had created the letter to the Browns requesting the cancelation of the time tickets a 7 days prior, but allow it sit in draft folder “right until I cooled off.” It was the Watson press conference that prompted her to send out it.
She added in another message that her spouse experienced surprised her with the year tickets for Mother’s Working day.
Watson denied any wrongdoing at the Friday push conference, saying: “I know these allegations are extremely, incredibly really serious, but I have by no means assaulted any girl. I’ve in no way disrespected any lady.”
Before this month, the Browns traded for Watson and gave him a fully-certain, 5-calendar year $230 million deal.
Watson, 26, sat out all of very last year amid his trade need from the Texans and collection of allegations of sexual misconduct through massage therapy sessions, which include 22 civil lawsuits. On March 11, a grand jury declined to indict Watson on any of the nine legal problems towards him.
Then on Thursday, a second grand jury in a various county in Texas also declined to indict Watson relevant to a circumstance against Watson involving a female from 2020. In Texas, a grand jury is needed to uncover sufficient evidence of probable bring about that a crime was committed in purchase to return an indictment. Everything considerably less than that can outcome in no indictment.
Watson could even now deal with self-control from the NFL on the conclusion of the league-led investigation into the scenarios.
Contributing: Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, Mike Jones, Brent Schrotenboer