Jadeveon Clowney apologizes to former Browns teammate Myles Garrett

Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 1:34 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2023 at 6:20 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Jadeveon Clowney has apologized to his former Browns teammate Myles Garrett.

Clowney last week told Cleveland.com that the Browns were intentionally giving Garrett better matchups to help the young star’s Hall of Fame resume.

Cleveland.com posted a reponse on its website Friday:

“Jadeveon Clowney’s comments last week in his one-on-one interview with Mary Kay were quoted verbatim and were an exact and accurate representation of what he said,” David Campbell, Sports Manager of Cleveland.com, said. “In fact, the key points of Clowney’s complaints were later corroborated by other Browns players and coaches. The context really could not have been any fuller.”

“During our nine-minute long, one-on-one interview, I asked Jadeveon if he was OK with me writing what he said and he said yes,” Browns beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot said. “During the interview, he expressed his unhappiness with being given tougher matchups at various points during the season and stated he only played third downs against Baltimore because of it. His own defensive line coach, Chris Kiffin, confirmed this during a media session last week. The story accurately represented his feelings and I did not take him out of context in any way, shape or form.”

Clowney was sent home by head coach Kevin Stefanski after the comments appeared and did not play in the season finale at Pittsburgh.

He’s now a free agent and not expected back in Cleveland.

Garrett last week said he disagreed with Clowney’s comments but had no personal problem with the pass rusher.