Tyvis Powell had quite the Friday.
The Browns cut the second-year safety just hours before he was scheduled to throw the first pitch at the Cleveland Indians home game against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field.
Per ESPN, the Browns were not aware that Powell was scheduled to throw out the first pitch until after the roster move was made, a team spokesman confirmed.
Powell played his college ball at Ohio State and had just signed in Cleveland in February. Powell played his rookie season in Seattle, seeing action in eight games and registering three tackles.
It was a real feel-good story: a kid who grew up in Bedford (a suburb of Cleveland) and who went to play for the Buckeyes gets signed by the Browns.
And then he gets cut mere hours before he got to throw out the first pitch at an Indians game. Unfortunately that’s the NFL we all know. League execs don’t make decisions with emotion, but rather dollar figures and need on any given day.
There was only one real good thing about the whole ordeal. The Indians won the game 7-3.
Written by Joseph Czikk.
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