Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. $12 for 12 weeks.


Johnson Bademosi
Browns' Andrew Hawkins defends decision to wear T-shirt

Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins defended his decision to wear a T-shirt supporting two black Ohioans killed by law enforcement as he delivered an impassioned speech with tears in his eyes Monday afternoon at team headquarters. The shirt Hawkins donned during pregame warm-ups and player introductions Sunday before a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium read, "Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford" on the front and "The Real Battle for Ohio" on the back. The Cleveland police union president issued a statement in which he called the silent protest "pathetic" and demanded an apology from the Browns. The team, in a statement, said it...