NFL investigating alleged text messages sent to Cleveland Browns sidelines


This season it felt like there was more drama off the field for the NFL than the play that was taking place on the gridiron. The National Football League is reportedly investigating reports that clain members of the Cleveland Browns organization were sending text messages to the sideline during games. A violation of the league’s rules on electronic communication.


“Though it’s not clear who sent the messages and who received them, a team source said the messages were subject of discussion among some players and coaches late in the season.”

Mary Kay Cabot of the Northeast Ohio Media Group previously reported there was a growing disconnect within the organization before the departure of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

A source explained that led to at least one of the exchanges via text message. A disagreement over play-calling decisions was the apparent cause:

“The biggest problem, they say is that the personnel side and coaches aren’t seeing eye to eye on some key issues. One source said some coaches became upset when a high-ranking personnel member texted from the press box to the sidelines about play calls.”

Only Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is allowed to interfere with the coaches work – I’m totally joking. Don’t get all sensi on me Cowboys fans.