A well-documented Steelers super fan made a surprise appearance at the Browns’ facility Wednesday and was welcomed with open arms.
Few can pull off that kind of pop-in appearance, but Snoop Dogg certainly qualifies.
The legendary rapper, en route to Detroit for the latest stop on his “Redemption of a Dogg” stage play tour, took a tour of the team’s facility, visited the equipment room and surprised Browns players at the end of Wednesday’s practice.
“The real Dogg had to come see the Dawg Pound and make it official,” Snoop Dogg said on a brief appearance on “Cleveland Browns Daily.”
“I like a lot of players y'all got on your team. I like what y'all doing. (Jarvis) Landry, (Baker) Mayfield, (Myles) Garrett, (Jabrill) Peppers. It's a bunch of guys I like how they get down.”
The rapper spent most of his Wednesday promoting his play, which comes to Cleveland on Oct. 28 at Playhouse Square.
Browns coach Hue Jackson was among those who greeted Snoop Dogg after Wednesday’s practice. He said he’s crossed paths with the rapper on a number of occasions throughout the years and joked about the timing of this particular visit.
“It was good to have him out for a moment. A lot of guys see him on the sideline, and his message was ‘you guys are doing some good things, some really good things’ and I thought that was great,” Jackson said. “At the same time, there are going to be a lot of people that want to come be on this wagon when the wagon gets rolling and we are going to circle the wagon. I know that, because I did not see any of these people the last two years. I am still the same guy. Still knew all of these people prior to this year, so we are not going to get caught up in any of that. Our players won’t, and that is my message to them.
“We are going to work. We are going to continue to get better and see where we are.”