Report: Cribbs to fight $15 ticket
With extra time on his hands during the NFL lockout, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs will go to court to contest a $15 parking ticket that he says was issued wrongly, FOX 8 in Cleveland reported Tuesday.
Cribbs was at his barber last Friday when he found a ticket on his car despite there being eight minutes left on the meter. He quickly tweeted about what he believed was an error on the part of police in Cleveland Heights.
"I wrote, 'not guilty!' I made sure to take pictures with time stamps," said Cribbs. "I got a lot of response. People saying the Cleveland Heights Police Department is notorious for writing out tickets, people who have been wronged."
The 28-year-old kickoff return specialist said he will have to pay $50 in court costs in order to contest the $15 citation on June 30.
Cribbs, who has made the Pro Bowl twice for his special teams prowess, said he does not care about the money, but will fight the ticket on behalf of other residents who do not have the time.
"Well, since this is a lockout, I have the time to fight for Cleveland, fight for the blue collar workers here, and I think it's wrong and I am trying to stand up for those who can't," said Cribbs.
The Cleveland Heights Police Department denied that Cribbs was wronged in any way.
"We do not ticket without a violation," police chief Jeffrey Robertson told the station. "It appears that someone came out and put a quarter in Mr. Cribbs' meter, or turned his meter back to allow for a grace period 22 minutes before he came out."