Baker Mayfield storms out of media session: 'That's the dumbest question you could ask'


The Cleveland Browns’ rough start is frustrating Baker Mayfield. The 24-year-old Mayfield stormed out of a news conference Wednesday after he got upset at a reporter’s question.

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Mayfield was asked about a drive that stalled against the New England Patriots. Mayfield seemed willing to answer the question at first, but took offense once a reporter asked if Mayfield was happy with the drive. Mayfield tells the reporter, “That’s the dumbest question you could ask” before ending the discussion.

The question that set Mayfield off reportedly came from Tony Grossi, a Cleveland-based reporter and radio host. Mayfield and Grossi have not been on good terms for months now.

After storming out, Mayfield posted a message on Twitter saying he’s always going to be himself.

After a promising rookie season, Mayfield has taken a step back in Year 2. Through seven games, Mayfield has thrown for six touchdowns. He leads the NFL with 12 interceptions.

Mayfield has always displayed a confident — borderline cocky — attitude and persona throughout his career. That approach works when he and the Browns are playing well. It’s far less effective right now.


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