Tight end Kellen Winslow, who had two catches for 17 yards in the Sunday loss to the Redskins, said after the game that his "undisclosed illness" was just another case of a Browns staph infection. Hey, just in time for lunch!
Winslow also said that it was the management who wanted to avoid the staph chatter and that he is disappointed in the way they handled the situation, especially general manager Phil Savage.
"A big reason I'm upset right now has to do with [the staph infection]," said Winslow. "I heard from Romeo Crennel and I heard from my position coach [Alfredo Roberts] when I was in the Clinic. I heard from my teammates. But I never heard from the main man -- Phil Savage -- and that really disappoints me. Sometimes I don't even feel a part of this team.
"I feel I've done a lot for this team, played through a lot of pain and given it my all. I just thought there'd be a little more 'how are you doing?' by him."
The Savage talk aside for a minute, this staph infection crisis in Cleveland has become ridiculous. This was Winslow's second case in four years and the seventh case by a Browns player since 2005. I'm not saying the training facility isn't avoiding sanitation, but come on guys, have we never heard of antibacterial gel?
Winslow also said that he, like most of us, think this problem needs to be addressed.
Vegas has the odds on the next staph victim at +170 on Brady Quinn. I'm on the phone with my bookie as I type this last sentence.
"There's obviously a problem [with staph] and we have to fix it," said Winslow. "Just look at the history around here. It's unfortunate, because it happens time and time again."