BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow has appealed his one-game suspension for comments he made about the team’s handling of his hospitalization with a staph infection, his publicist said Wednesday.
Winslow was suspended without pay by general manager Phil Savage on Tuesday for comments and behavior disparaging to the organization. The Pro Bowler was critical of Savage and said he only came forward to reveal he had staph — for the second time — out of concern for his teammates’ health.
Denise White, CEO of EAG Sports Management, said Winslow has appealed the suspension, which could cost him $235,294, his one-game paycheck. She said Winslow has filed the appropriate paperwork with the NFL Players Association.