Pat McManamon | ESPN.com
BEREA, Ohio — The Browns had a rough afternoon in Cincinnati and a rough landing on return to Cleveland.
The team left Cincinnati in a hurry after its 41-20 loss to the Bengals so it could beat the storms that swept through Illinois earlier in the day.
The plane landed as a storm was hitting Cleveland, and the left wing dipped noticeably just after the back wheels hit the ground.
I didn’t think it was that bad. But some of the guys ended up calling their moms after.
— Tight end Jordan Cameron
Evidently the plane hit a wind draft that lifted the right wing up and sent the left toward the ground.
“It was pretty scary, man,” receiver Davone Bess said.
Defensive lineman Billy Winn said he was on the right side of the plane but found himself leaning left to about 10 on the clock dial.
“I didn’t think it was that bad,” tight end Jordan Cameron said. “But some of the guys ended up calling their moms after.”
Dan Murphy of the team’s media relations department said the landing was the roughest of his life but added he didn’t think it was that bad.
“If anyone told you it wasn’t that bad, they were lying to you,” Winn said.
Said Bess: “It was pretty bad, but we’re here today to talk about it. Thank the man upstairs.”
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