Plain Dealer writer’s bad tweet

The Plain Dealer’s longtime Cleveland Browns beat writer thought he was tweeting a private message when he called the team’s owner “a pathetic figure, the most irrelevant billionaire in the world.” It ended up going to all of Tony Grossi’s 15,000-plus Twitter followers before being deleted. Cleveland Scene reports Grossi has been pulled off the Browns beat because of his mistake.
* Tweet gets Plain Dealer writer pulled off Browns beat



1 comment
  1. fourthdown said:

    About a decade ago, a paranoid-sounding Grossi refused an interview (or even to send an e-mailed statement to be reproduced verbatim) for an article about Art Modell, citing his belief that the Modell family would somehow gain hold of the copy and twist his words and meanings. I wonder if he blames Art Modell for this.