ESPN Suspends Tony Grossi For "F--king Midget" Comments About Baker Mayfield

Ross Houston
February 27, 2020

Sports An ESPN Cleveland host was suspended after using a derogatory slur to describe Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.

"I am truly sorry for my language and choice of words in a remark I made about Bakery Mayfield that was captured on our live feed on TheLandOnDemand", said Grossi.

This wouldn't have been the first time that Grossi has spoken ill of Mayfield either.


Grossi was immediately suspended for the comment. and has since released a statement apologizing to Bake, the Browns and the little person community.

"A f--- midget." he berated, even though Mayfield is 6' 1, just an inch shorter than Watson and only two inches shorter than Mahomes. Heading into the draft, Grossi was adamant against Cleveland picking Mayfield.

Coming off a disappointing sophomore campaign, which was also marred by personal and professional turmoil, Mayfield, 24, was body-shamed by Twitter trolls earlier this month after a shirtless vacation photo went viral. "He was like, 'OK, well, drive safe, ' and I was like, 'OK, see ya, '" she continued. "No, we didn't score points", Mayfield answered.


That tension has carried over to their day-to-day, which is often very contentious. "It was said without malice but also without thought", Grossi wrote. "I tried to talk to him twice, alone, but he just wants no part of that".

Grossi is one of the most experienced reporters on the Browns beat, but he has an interesting background covering the franchise. In 2012 the Cleveland Plain Dealer removed Tony Grossi from covering the team after he tweeted out that then-Browns owner Randy Lerner was "a pathetic figure, the most irrelevant billionaire in the world".

And, posted the following message to their Twitter account.


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