CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns reached their 100% voter registration goal, thanks to the relentless effort of one man in the organization who led the charge, according to an article from News 5 media partner The Akron Beacon Journal.
Ron Brewer, the Browns’ director of player engagement, encouraged unregistered players such as Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr. Nick Chubb, David Njoku and Rashard Higgins.
For some, Brewer put the applications in the envelopes and mailed them. He made sure six players got to a Department of Motor Vehicles office for the required Ohio driver’s license or state ID.
“I’m big on not enabling; I want to help these guys grow as much as possible,” Brewer said during a Tuesday phone interview. “I had to really urge some guys, ‘We’ve got one more week we can go. One more week and you’re not going to be able to register.'"
A league spokesperson said the Browns were one of six teams that reached 100%, along with the Colts, Chargers, 49ers, Seahawks and the Washington Football Team.
“I knew Brew was working constantly. He texted me a couple times making sure I got registered," said Browns safety Sheldrick Redwine to the Akron Beacon Journal. "I feel like Brew has sort of been an unsung hero in this entire social justice committee that we’ve started. He’s got a lot of our conversations started with great questions. I appreciate his efforts and his passion and I see the work he’s putting into it on top of his regular job with the Browns.”
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