It didn't take Derek Anderson long to regret ripping Browns fans. He sent a statement early Wednesday morning through a former Browns public relations manager.
"I said some things to (the New-Herald's) Jeff Schudel earlier that I regret," he wrote. "Those of you who got to know me personally from covering the Browns over the past five years, know this was out of character for me. I wasn't taken out of context, but I was speaking out of frustration after my career with the Browns come to a close.
"I had some great times playing in Cleveland, especially during the 2007 season, and I met some great people and made many lifelong friends along the way. I'm looking forward to starting a new chapter in my life."
Anderson, who spent five years as a Browns quarterback, had a strained relationship with Browns fans after repeated boos and an ugly episode when they cheered a serious knee injury. He was released Tuesday.