Browns star bids farewell on Instagram

Often, when a star athlete leaves the team that loves him, he takes out an ad in the local paper to thank fans. The Cleveland Browns' Josh Cribbs posted a farewell Instagram.

 

Kevin Collier

Internet Culture

Published Mar 14, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 9:40 pm CDT

Often, when a star athlete leaves the team that loves him, he takes out an ad in the local paper to thank fans.

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The Cleveland Browns’ Josh Cribbs posted a farewell Instagram.

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“I proved I would die for this,” reads Cribbs’s goodbye, captioned over a series of images of him playing and off the field.

“It’s been a blessing to be in Cleveland, wishing the best to the city & the Team. If I could stay I would,” he added.

Cribbs, formerly a standout player at nearby Kent State, was often the brightest spot on the usually-awful Browns, even though he only made a mark as a return specialist. He’s also a prolific instagrammer, filling his feed with everything from cartoons to pictures of his kids to heavily-filtered images of himself with celebrities like Betty White.

A free agent, Cribbs is expected to sign with the Arizona Cardinals. He hasn’t confirmed that on his usually-outspoken Twitter account, though. Instead, he’s just tweeted a sad goodbye.

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Photo via joshcribbs16/Instagram

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*First Published: Mar 14, 2013, 1:55 pm CDT