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Memorial being held Saturday for former Browns mascot Swagger, who died unexpectedly at the age of 6

Browns Swagger
Posted at 1:06 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 13:06:16-05

CHARDON, Ohio — He was loved by many during his time on the field as the Browns mascot. Following the unexpected death of Swagger, fans, family and the community are invited to celebrate the life of this beloved mascot on Saturday.

DeJohn Pet Services, 28890 Chardon Road, will host a memorial service and visitation from 1-3 p.m., at the request of Swagger's family.

The 6-year-old, 145-pound bullmastiff, died suddenly on Feb. 7 at the vet’s office while in for a checkup after experiencing complications with pneumonia.

Born on July 20, 2013, Swagger joined the team as a puppy at the start of the 2014 season. At every home game from 2014 to the midpoint of the 2019 season, he ran through the tunnel alongside his handler, Justin McLaughlin.

Swagger retired in the middle of last season, handing over his mascot duties to his son, SJ.

“We will always remember him as the most loving dog we have ever encountered. His love was felt by thousands of people literally all over the world!!!” McLaughlin wrote on Facebook at the time of his death.

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WEEK 6 · Sun 10/13 · Seahawks 32, Browns 28 (2-4)

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