Jarvis Landry doesn’t think the Browns are getting a fair shake.
The Browns receiver, a day after teammate Myles Garrett’s indefinite suspension for attacking Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet was upheld, seemed to think the NFL has it in for Cleveland.
“It’s almost like (the NFL is) deliberately trying to mess with Cleveland,” Landry told reporters on Friday.
The league acted swiftly in suspending Garrett, as well as Browns tackle Larry Ogunjobi for a game after shoving Rudolph. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey had his three-game ban for his role in the brawl reduced to two this week.
It’s that whole process that has Landry reading between the lines.
“With less than 24 hours, they made a decision,” he said. “With the appeal process, you have a guy kicking and punching Myles, and he gets suspended, he gets a game taken off of his [suspension]. Then you have Larry who did way less than that. He still gets suspended for his game. So it makes no sense. Then you have a guy who’s involved and pretty much instigated the whole thing, and nothing happens to him.
“I think the process wasn’t handled appropriately. They expedited the process based on the video footage and based on the reaction of the world.”