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Old 08-16-2006, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default Browns can't catch a break this year...

It appears their new starting center by default is going to be suspended 4 games for substance abuse. Just when you think the Browns are going to turn the corner and give the Steelers some competition, at least a little more than Christmas Eve, the wheels start coming off the wagon. Bentley goes down for the season, the Suggs trade falls through and now there backup center. It's a shame...

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By Patrick McManamon
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BEREA - Alonzo Ephraim will not be the Browns' starting center on opening day -- or the first month for that matter.

Ephraim will be suspended by the league for violating the substance-abuse policy, according to league sources.

Ephraim will miss the first four games, the sources said.

The Browns cannot comment on a player's drug test, or the suspension, which will be announced only if Ephraim makes the final roster.

The suspension is for a failed test with a previous team, but it's not known where.

According to sources, the Browns did not have the complete information about the suspension before Ephraim signed July 29.

The team knew there could be issues about him, but did not get the information until the week after he signed. He was the first center on the team's emergency list, and was signed after the injury to LeCharles Bentley.

The team did not expect he would ever play, but he was thrust into action in the first preseason game with the sudden retirement of Bob Hallen.

This week, Ross Tucker has taken a lot of snaps with the first team, and he's expected to start Friday against the Detroit Lions.

A year ago, Michael Jameson served a similar suspension, and the Browns kept him as a ``54th player.'' The team could do the same with Ephraim, then decide when the suspension ends whether to put him on the active roster. His play the remainder of the preseason will determine if he fills that ``54th player'' role.

The suspension continues what has been a wacky training camp -- especially at center.
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Old 08-16-2006, 01:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Browns can't catch a break this year...

this is starting to get re-gosh-darn-f'ing-ridiculous!!!
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Old 08-16-2006, 01:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Browns can't catch a break this year...

Mannn....yeah it is......
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Old 08-16-2006, 03:30 PM   #4
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Default Re: Browns can't catch a break this year...

My brother played Center in high school,maybe he can try out and make the team.
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Default Re: Browns can't catch a break this year...

ATTENTION ATTENTION Open Auditions ---- August 16, 2006

Place: The mistake by the Lake

Position: yet ANOTHER Browns center positon needs filling....
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Very rough year to be a Browns fan. Man, what a horrible offseason for them.
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Very rough year to be a Browns fan. Man, what a horrible offseason for them.
Well,it started out great with thier FA signing and thier draft!
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