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Fan requests Browns players as pallbearers

3 years 10 months 2 weeks ago July 08, 2013 Jul 8, 2013 Monday, July 08 2013 July 08, 2013 8:31 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

CLEVELAND - The Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral.

Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4 at his home. In his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Entsminger, a lifelong Browns fan, requested "six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time."

Browns spokesman Zak Gilbert said Monday that the team contacted Entsminger's widow, Pat, and found out that his favorite player was Hall of Famer Lou Groza. The team will present a Groza No. 76 jersey with Entsminger's name on the back to the family Tuesday

Entsminger's obituary also said he "wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns as well as offering other advice on how to run the team."

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