Kellen Winslow Suspension Lifted

October 26, 2008

The Cleveland Browns rescinded their suspension of tight end Kellen Winslow this week. See video of Kellen Winslow below.

Kellen Winslow was suspended last week after making Cleveland Browns’ management upset with comments he made to the media regarding their handling of his staph infection. Winslow was unhappy with the suspension, and repeated his statement that he had only spoken up out of concern for his teammates, as staph is highly contagious and can be life threatening. He filed paperwork with the NFL Players Association to appeal his suspension, and his grievance was expedited in hopes that he would be able to play today against the Jacksonville Jaguars should he win.

Winslow did win his appeal, and the Browns rescinded the suspension, however they did not do so in time for him to play today. Despite having to sit out, the win does mean Winslow will keep the paycheck he would have earned playing today, which totals $235,294.

Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel believes the strain put on the relationship between Winslow and the team because of this situation can be fixed. He said:

“I think it is repairable. Kellen is not a bad kid. I have a pretty decent relationship with Kellen. With me personally, I feel that relations are repairable and we will go forward.”

The Pro Bowl tight end should return to team meetings and practice on Monday, and will play next Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

A video of Kellen Winslow is below.

Kellen Winslow Interview Video
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