It was reported last night that three of London Fletcher’s family members were assaulted and arrested after yesterday’s Browns – Redskins game. His aunt also suffered a heart attack and taken to the hospital.
“I’m from Cleveland. I know Browns fans. They’re rabid fans and they love their team,” Fletcher said, “but I guess in the stadium, (my family was) being harassed. The situation that led to people being arrested was stadium security. One of the stadium security guys assaulted one of my family members. So instead of diffusing the situation, he escalated the situation.”
Fletecher the problems started when they arrived at the stadium.
“It’s my understanding from the moment they got out of their car, (my family members) were harassed by Browns fans and things like that, even all the way up into the stadium,” Fletcher said. “(I) had a 13-year-old cousin who was hit in the face prior to the game. … He wasn’t hurt like that, he is OK.”
Fletcher says he’s still getting all the details.
“Still details are emerging,” Fletcher said, “but this is the understanding that I have gotten, so it’s an ongoing legal situation and we’ll be moving forward.”