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Browns requested as pall bearers

Mansfield man wishes to be 'let down by Cleveland Browns one last time.'

One lifelong Cleveland Browns fan's devotion to his beloved but beleaguered team follows him to the grave. Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, who died July 4, chose to use his own obituary notice to both poke a little fun at his team and also reaffirm his zeal.

According to the obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Entsminger "retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. He was an accomplished musician, loved playing the guitar and was a member of the Old Fogies Band. A lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season-ticket holder, he also wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns as well as offering other advice on how to run the team.

"He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time."

Later in the obituary, family and friends attending Entsminger's services are encouraged "to wear their Cleveland Browns clothing to the service in honor of Scott."

Read full obit here.

The Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral.

Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4 at his home. In his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Entsminger, a lifelong Browns fan, requested “six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.”


Browns spokesman Zak Gilbert said Monday that the team contacted Entsminger’s widow, Pat, and found out that his favorite player was Hall of Famer Lou Groza. The team will present a Groza No. 76 jersey with Entsminger’s name on the back to the family Tuesday


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