On Tuesday, ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi called Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield a “fucking midget” when he thought the broadcast was off the air.

Grossi and host Tony Rizzo were discussing a variety of quarterbacks, and Grossi commented that the Browns had a “fucking midget” in Mayfield.

Later on Tuesday, ESPN Cleveland announced that they had indefinitely suspended Grossi and would “pursue sensitivity and inclusion training” for the company’s content teams.

Grossi also apologized for his comment about Mayfield.

In October, Mayfield called a question from Grossi “the dumbest question you could ask” before walking out of a press conference, so that relationship is clearly on solid ground.

Those days when the Browns were a chic playoff pick and a feel good NFL story seem like so long ago.

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