Cleveland Browns mascot Swagger dies after battle with cancer
Swagger, the beloved Cleveland Browns team mascot, has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was six years old.
Swagger’s handler, Justin McLaughlin, posted to Facebook saying that Swagger had suffered from a stroke.
The bullmastiff was the Cleveland Browns’ first live mascot.
“We’re heartbroken by the passing of our beloved mascot, Swagger,” the team tweeted. “As a constant presence on gameday and the leader of the Dawg Pound, Swagger was a proud member of our team for 6 seasons. RIP.”
Swagger was born July 20, 2013, and was succeeded in his NFL duties by his son, SJ.
SJ will carry on as team mascot into 2020.