Browns security, city police put on a game-day blitz against disorder
In such a dismal season, the home portion of which ends against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, season ticket-holders are more inclined to give their seats away or just stay home. That can mean a house more populated with frustrated fans and football amateurs more intent on partying than following the action on the field.
"I don't know what kind of crowd we're going to get," Cleveland Police Commander Thomas McCartney said, addressing a roomful of officers and the Dawg Squad at roll call hours before the Indianapolis game. "When the record gets like this, you just don't know."
Intoxicated fans were to be arrested, not ejected, unless they were with a sober friend or relative to drive them home.
"We're not here to debate anybody," supervising Lt. Holmes Gordon told the group. "They're gone."
No wonder they boo their own team so much - they're too sober.