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The pressure is mounting on Baker and Emily Mayfield as they enter the biggest two-game stretch of the quarterback’s career and with that pressure comes the ugly side of fans who have sent the couple death threats, according to Emily.
In an Instagram Story post, Baker’s wife addresses how negative things have gotten in Cleveland where her husband — 29-29 as a Browns quarterback — is hunting down a massive contract, but it has been anything but easy.
“It’s crazy how much negativity is amplified via social media,” Emily wrote this week. “I’m still a believer that there’s more good people out there than bad, but WOW does social media make me think otherwise sometimes. Which plays into why I love to spread positivity. Our world needs more of it.
“The death threats, lies being told about my husband, and blatant DISRESPECT never ceases to amaze me,” she added.
It wasn’t going to be easy for Baker Mayfield in Cleveland. He was supposed to be the savior, and after going 11-5 as a starter in 2020, this was supposed to be the year the Browns took the next step to the Super Bowl.
Here’s what stands between the Browns and the division title:
–Browns go 2-0 (Monday night at Pittsburgh; Week 18 home against Bengals)
-Bengals lose out
-Ravens lose to the Rams or Steelers
And with that, Emily Mayfield is finding out how insane Browns fans can be. Yes, death threats are part of it. Unexcusable as they may seem, Emily can’t be shocked by them at this point. She’s spent parts of her four years in Cleveland battling the rabid fans on social media. She’s inserted herself in OBJ drama. In 2020, she was fed up with Browns fans sending her “stupid s–t” about her husband failing as the team’s quarterback. She’s even spent time battling Screamin’ A. Smith for disrespecting her husband.
If Emily Mayfield thinks there’s been negativity from Browns fans, she hasn’t seen anything if this team fails to win the division. One loss and it might be lights out for the Mayfield experience in Cleveland and the mega-millions that were supposed to come with a contract extension.