Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Weighs in On Trent Richardson Trade Via Twitter

By Dan Parzych
Trent Richardson
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There’s been plenty to talk about in the NFL heading into Week 3 as teams have already provided fans with plenty of excitement, but there’s no debate that no team was more popular to discuss on Wednesday than the Cleveland Browns as they saw numerous changes to their roster. After naming Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback earlier in the day, the Browns shocked the world on Wednesday night by trading star running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a first-round pick next year.

Of course, the trade brings plenty of confusion and frustration to Cleveland fans as Richardson seemed like the perfect running back to build the franchise around and the trade was so unexpected–even Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert seemed a bit confused as well.

Cleveland fans know Gilbert has never been afraid to speak his mind (remember when LeBron James joined the Miami Heat?) on social media and shortly after the trade took place, Gilbert was trying to figure out the logic behind trading a promising pick for what will most likely turn out to be a late first-round pick next year.




When considering the fact that Richardson was easily the team’s best weapon on offense in 2012 after recording 1,317 yards from the line of scrimmage as a rookie to go along with 12 total touchdowns, this trade hits Cleveland fans hard as all signs point to the team going through yet another frustrating rebuilding season. As crazy as it sounds, fans can actually relate to Gilbert on this one as it seems crazy for the Browns to trade away their top pick from the 2012 NFL Draft this early in his career and while it may be early to judge–early signs point to Cleveland fans being upset over this trade for years to come.

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