Cynthia Frelund defends Baker Mayfield ‘f–k up’ the Browns reporting
Cynthia Frelund is standing her floor.
After Baker Mayfield denied having stated that he would ‘f–okay up’ his former group when the Panthers play the Browns in Week 1, Frelund is defending the accuracy of the comment she attributed to the quarterback that she made on a latest episode of the “Across the NFL” podcast.
Frelund told ESPN that Mayfield reiterated her personal phrases of encouragement — to ‘f–okay them up’ — again to her.
“He echoed it again,” Frelund instructed the reporter David Newton. “It was very innocuous on his half. The tone was gracious and comfortable and excited.”
A maybe-relevant distinction right here is that this isn’t precisely what Frelund stated on the podcast. There, she stated that she instructed Mayfield to “kick their [ass],” and he responded that he was going to “f–okay them up.”
In her preliminary telling of the story, he was saying one thing barely completely different again to her, albeit one thing that was successfully the identical in spirit.
Earlier than Mayfield’s denial, his former teammate, Myles Garrett, reacted to the story, successfully writing it off as saying that that is who Mayfield is — however it can even be some further juice to inspire the Browns.
With Deshaun Watson suspended for the primary 11 video games of the season, the Browns are beginning Jacoby Brissett in opposition to the Panthers on Sept. 11. The Panthers are favored by 2.5 factors within the matchup.