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Holdup in Barkevious Mingo's Browns deal

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09:21 AM ET 07.20 | The Browns' 2013 rookie class reported to Berea on Friday -- all except first-round pick Barkevious Mingo. The Browns signed third-round pick Leon McFadden and seventh-round pick Armonty Bryant to four-year contracts Friday, but were still waiting on Mingo to join the rest of his class in the rookies-only portion of camp. The holdup in Mingo's contract is still the offset language, which the Browns want and Mingo doesn't. Offset language means the drafting team only has to pay the difference in salaries in the event the player is released before the four-year deal expires and he catches on with a new team.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

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July 20, 2013  09:26 AM ET

It's not too late to get out of Cleveland

July 20, 2013  09:39 AM ET

Barkevious?

The Dog Pound is going to love him.

July 20, 2013  09:44 AM ET

I keep getting this Barkevious mixed up with a Barkevious in my neighborhood

July 20, 2013  09:45 AM ET

That's it Hold Out, that's exactly why the Browns want that Clause!

July 20, 2013  10:01 AM ET

Mingo only pawn.

July 20, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Mingo only pawn.

LOL - Candygram for Mingo.

July 20, 2013  10:19 AM ET

Barkevious Mingo... that's an awesome name.

July 20, 2013  10:26 AM ET

Should have put some offset language in Haslam's paperwork.

July 20, 2013  10:51 AM ET

Sounds like the Browns are still emotionally scarred from the $48 million rookie Tim Couch deal and the $30 million they threw at Brady Quinn. someone tell them the new CBA stops them from being total idiots at the drafting/signing game, unless they go this offset language route. Take the gun away from them-please. They only hurt themselves.

July 20, 2013  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Sounds like the Browns are still emotionally scarred from the $48 million rookie Tim Couch deal and the $30 million they threw at Brady Quinn. someone tell them the new CBA stops them from being total idiots at the drafting/signing game, unless they go this offset language route. Take the gun away from them-please. They only hurt themselves.

that's what makes them the Browns...

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July 20, 2013  11:59 AM ET
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First of all, the team is named for a former owner, Paul Brown. Stupid.Then, look at the uniforms. They look like a pumpkin and a turd had babies.It's hard for me to take the Browns seriously.

Being from Kentucky I bet its hard for you to do a lot of things! Like counting to ten, finishing the alphabet with "now I know my ABC's next time won't you sing with me" and not looking at your sister without having impure thoughts!!!

See there, we Cleveland fans can act ignorant and make fun of whole cities/states too!

July 20, 2013  01:06 PM ET

Not sure if they should use the word "holdup" in an NFL headline.

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July 20, 2013  03:15 PM ET
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If you wish to stereotype, I would have to guess, that as a Browns' fan, you're unemployed, overweight, and have anger management issues.

I have a job, am slightly overweight and only get mad watching Browns games. Went to Bowling Green, Kentucky once for a baseball tournament when I was 14, people were nice.

July 20, 2013  03:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Sounds like the Browns are still emotionally scarred from the $48 million rookie Tim Couch deal and the $30 million they threw at Brady Quinn. someone tell them the new CBA stops them from being total idiots at the drafting/signing game, unless they go this offset language route. Take the gun away from them-please. They only hurt themselves.

I really want to make a Plaxico Burress joke here but it would be so juvenile and '08.

July 20, 2013  03:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I really want to make a Plaxico Burress joke here but it would be so juvenile and '08.

If not here? where? If not now? when?

July 20, 2013  05:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

If you wish to stereotype, I would have to guess, that as a Browns' fan, you're unemployed, overweight, and have anger management issues.

Nope, just love to make fun of people from Kentucky!!! (and being a Browns fan, we don't get to laugh much:)

Q: Why do ducks fly upside down over Kentucky?
A: There's nothing worth crapping on!

Q: Why are there so many unsolved murders in Kentucky?
A: Because there are no dental records and everyone has the same DNA!

July 20, 2013  05:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Nope, just love to make fun of people from Kentucky!!! (and being a Browns fan, we don't get to laugh much:)Q: Why do ducks fly upside down over Kentucky?A: There's nothing worth crapping on! Q: Why are there so many unsolved murders in Kentucky?A: Because there are no dental records and everyone has the same DNA!

I've heard those before for Florida, but thanks for the laugh :)

 
July 20, 2013  06:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Q: Why do ducks fly upside down over Kentucky?A: There's nothing worth crapping on! Q: Why are there so many unsolved murders in Kentucky?A: Because there are no dental records and everyone has the same DNA!

Q: Why do we know the toothbrush was invented in Kentucky? A: Because if it was invented anywhere else, it would be called the teethbrush.

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