Before the Browns use another first-round pick on a quarterback, they’re going to do the legwork on all the top prospects, including one guy outside the conventional-wisdom top four.
According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, the Browns will bring Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson in for a visit next week.
The Browns are also having the usual suspects — Southern Cal’s Sam Darnold, Wyoming’s Josh Allen, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and UCLA’s Josh Rosen — to their facility this week and next.
He was Jamie Daniels, Ken’s 23-year-old son. By that December, Jamie had been in and out of drug rehabilitation facilities in South Florida for going on eight months, battling an addiction to prescription opioids such as Vicodin and the anti-anxiety medication Xanax.
After calling the Red Wings game in Winnipeg, Canada, the night before, Ken had spoken on the phone with Jamie, who was living in Boynton Beach, Florida, at a halfway house for recovering addicts. Jamie had painted the wheels on his car and called his father, promising to send pictures, ending the conversation the way he always did: “Love you.”
Griffin had one of the most precipitous falls in NFL history: In 2012 he won the rookie of the year award, led Washington to the playoffs, and was hailed as the NFL’s brightest young star. But he suffered a serious knee injury in that playoff game after the 2012 season and was never the same player again. After the Browns released him after one year in 2016, he was out of football for the entire 2017 season.
Now he’ll get another chance to show that he can at least make an NFL roster, although in Baltimore he’s slated to compete for a backup spot behind Joe Flacco. At age 28, he’s getting a shot at proving he still has something left.
According to insurance forms, Ligotti wasn’t the only physician to authorize treatment for Jamie in the days and weeks before his death. Just four days before his death, another Palm Beach County physician prescribed Jamie with Alprazolam, a generic form of Xanax, Jamie’s drug of choice. It’s not clear what Jamie told the physician who prescribed him that medication.