Former Cowboy and current Bengals cornerback Terence Newman maintains that Sunday, when he faces the team that drafted him, it will just be another game, but Bengals’ president Mike Brown isn’t really buying it.
“He’s done well for us,” Brown said, per ESPN Dallas. “We like him. He’s played extremely well and we’re glad to have him. I said to him, ‘This is a big one for you,’ and he said, ‘It’s like you’re Cleveland game.’ That’s his way of telling me it’s a big game.”
Of course, Brown is the son of legendary coach Paul Brown, whose time in Cleveland ended unceremoniously when he was fired by controversial owner, the late Art Modell. So yeah, this probably isn’t just another game for Newman, even if he won’t admit it in the press. But he also says he isn’t bitter toward Dallas, who sent him packing after last season.
“I mean a person can be bitter all they want, but it’s not going to change anything,” Newman said. “I mean, I’m happy, playing pretty well, winning football games, so that’s my No. 1 focus. There’s no reason for me to be bitter. It’s months and months after the fact. It is what it is.”
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