Things have been so bad for the Cleveland Browns that former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Bart Scott admitted to hiding in a bathroom instead of signing with the Browns, until the Ravens called to offer a contract.
Bart Scott reveals he hid in a bathroom to avoid signing with the Browns https://t.co/Ixu7Ar133B— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 3, 2015
It is interesting to think that Scott not only answered this question truthfully but also without a little tact. With Chris Simms next to him admitting "that was a good choice," it seems that everyone knows the Browns are not the best place to go to further your career.
Originally going undrafted in the 2002 NFL Draft, Scott showed immediate potential with the Baltimore Ravens as a special teams player. Getting his first real chance to start on the defense with Ray Lewis out due to injury, Scott showed that he could be a real playmaker for the Ravens defense.
The offer in specific that Scott would sign with the Baltimore Ravens was a three-year $13.5 million contract extension. With the Cleveland Browns offering him a five-year deal, likely for a lot more money, Scott seems to have made the right choice as he would go on to star with the Ravens for a few more seasons before taking his talents to the New York Jets where he could finish out his career. The former linebacker is now an analyst for CBS Sports.
Having just beat up on the Cleveland Browns for the first half of their Monday night game, and then having the now famous kick-six win in the final seconds, this week marks a really down point for the 2-9 Browns. With all the talk about the Browns quarterback situation since starter Josh McCown broke his collarbone, and the mess that the franchise has been since they were brought back in to the league, the idea of a player hiding in their bathrooms while getting a worse deal from another franchise seems funny, yet really sad.