London Fletcher’s linebacker for the Washington Redskins shares his version of what his family endured at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday.
News surfaced after Washington’s 38-21 win over the Browns that London Fletcher’s relatives were involved in an squabble with Cleveland fans. London Fletcher’s on Monday largely gave those fans a pass and pointed the finger at venue security.
“I’m from Cleveland. I know Browns fans. They’re rabid fans and they love their team,” Fletcher said, “but I guess in the stadium, (my family was) being harassed. The situation that led to people being arrested was stadium security. One of the stadium security guys assaulted one of my family members. So instead of diffusing the situation, he escalated the situation.”
London Fletcher confirmed that Evette Robinson, his 57-year-old aunt, was hospitalized with “neck injuries and stuff like that,” but denied she suffered a heart attack during the skirmish. The linebacker also confirmed his young cousin was attacked.
“It’s my understanding from the moment they got out of their car, (my family members) were harassed by Browns fans and things like that, even all the way up into the stadium,” Fletcher said. “(I) had a 13-year-old cousin who was hit in the face prior to the game. … He wasn’t hurt like that, he is OK.”
London Fletcher was remarkably composed discussing what his family went through at the stadium, but the matter isn’t about to disappear.
“Still details are emerging,” Fletcher said, “but this is the understanding that I have gotten, so it’s an ongoing legal situation and we’ll be moving forward.”