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'Skins LB blames security for skirmish

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Mon Dec 17, 11:19 PM UTC

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher said Monday that stadium security, not Cleveland Browns fans, were the instigators in a situation that led to three of his relatives being arrested and his 57-year-old aunt seeking medical treatment.

Fletcher made his statements on "NFL AM" on the NFL Network.

Fletcher, who is from Cleveland, said his family was harassed by Browns fans as soon as they arrived at the stadium but that it was no big deal. He blamed security inside the stadium for escalating the situation by assaulting a family member.

"I'm from Cleveland. I know Browns fans. They're rabid fans, and they love their team,” Fletcher said. “But I guess in the stadium, (my family was) being harassed. The situation that led to people being arrested was stadium security. One of the stadium security guys assaulted one of my family members. So instead of defusing the situation, he escalated the situation."

Fletcher said reports that his aunt Evette Robinson had a heart attack during the ordeal are unfounded, saying she was hospitalized with "neck injuries and stuff like that."

The Redskins won the game 38-21, and Fletcher had an interception. It was his first game in Cleveland in his 15-year career.

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