Cleveland Browns to honor fan who wanted players as pallbearers to 'let him down one last time'

CLEVELAND - It became a national story throughout the day. The Browns have an answer.

Lifelong Browns fan Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4.

The Columbus native and a Browns season-ticket holder wrote a song for the team each year and sent it in, along with his advice on how to run the team. Entsminger is also a member of the Browns Backers.

According to his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch , Entsminger also "respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time."

The family also has requested that "everyone" wear their Browns clothing to Entsminger's memorial Tuesday.

Cleveland Browns spokesman Zak Gilbert told NewsChannel5 Sports the team has reached out to his widow Pat to offer the team's condolences.

She informed the team that his favorite player was Hall of Famer Lou Groza. The team will present the Entsminger family with a number 76 jersey at the memorial service.

It would be difficult to fulfill the request for the Browns, considering the team is not in Berea and does not start training camp until July 25.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments