Somebody has some explaining to do.
NFL Network’s Cynthia Frelund had social media going crazy this week when she said on the “Around the NFL” podcast that Mayfield told her he was going to “f–k [the Browns] up” following the Panthers’ final preseason game last week.
On Wednesday, however, Mayfield denied to reporters that he said that to Frelund about his former team.
“Well, first I didn’t say it,” Mayfield said. “Obviously, everybody’s gonna write whatever story they want. There’s history that I’ve played there the last four years. I’m an extremely competitive person. Everyone knows that. If I wasn’t wanting to win, that would be a really big issue of me being the quarterback here. I want to win at everything I do. That will never change.”
So, what exactly did he say?
“I didn’t even say anything,” Mayfield claimed. “I talked to her. I think she addressed it. Obviously you guys can go back and look at what she said.”
Frelund would address the situation after the quote took off.
“Oh boy, this is silly,” she said. “Don’t make this more than it is. I was wishing him good luck, colorfully. He agreed with me, colorfully. What do you expect anyone to do in this situation…”
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