Uh, oh. Cleveland Browns poster boy Brady Quinn, who is suppose to the savior of the franchise someday, is embroiled in controversy. Quinn, a product of Notre Dame, was allegedly involved in shouting homophobic remarks to a group of men in Columbus on New Year's Day.
The quarterback was a part of a rowdy group of men outside a Columbus bar shouting insults at gay passers-by. A 9-1-1 call made to police by Seth Harris, who encountered the group, serves as an official record for the incident.
Harris told police that "Brady Quinn from the Browns" was "trying to cause a fight". He continued, "I just walked outside and he exchanged many profanities with me and called me a faggot, of course."
The incident was reported at 2:35am. Quinn and his group were outside of a restaurant, La Fogata Grill at 790 North High St. in Columbus. Right next door to the Mexican restaurant is the Union Café Bar + Food, Columbus' most popular gay bar in the notoriously gay-friendly neighborhood of Short North.
According to Harris, Quinn let his buddies - who numbered around 10 - do most of the trouble-making. He was involved, however, although not as much as his friends.
Police arrived several minutes after Harris' call to find Quinn embroiled in an confrontation with Jason Thompson, 32. Brady reportedly cooled down once cops arrived on scene, but Thompson refused to be pacified, and turned on officers. Thompson was arrested. Quinn was left free to go.
Brady Quinn, it seems, is not as wholesome as the image he and the Browns like to portray.