Someone allegedly broke into FirstEnergy Stadium and took a joyride on the field just days before the Browns next home game, resulting in a bunch of damage.
The incident reportedly went down early Tuesday morning, forcing the Browns grounds crew to rush to repair the grass before Sunday’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Pictures captured by News Channel 5 show tire marks throughout the field. The Browns say the damage is superficial, which means there’s a good chance Sunday’s game will go down without any hiccups.
Police believe the joyride occurred after someone broke into the stadium and got ahold of a golf cart. The whole thing is currently under investigation.
“We are aware of the incident that occurred early Tuesday morning at FirstEnergy Stadium and have provided the Cleveland Division of Police with all relevant information,” the team said in a statement.
“Based on our internal evaluation, there was some superficial damage to the playing field that our grounds maintenance team is currently working to repair.”
The Browns are 3-7 heading into Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay, who enter Week 12 5-5 having won each of their last two games.
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