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Redskins' LB blames stadium security for arrests

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP)

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher blames security workers at Cleveland Browns Stadium for a confrontation that left several of his relatives arrested and an aunt hospitalized.

Fletcher on Monday said his large family contingent in Redskins gear witnessing his first NFL game in his hometown was harassed by fans, but he said security that was supposed to diffuse the situation instead became ''instigators.''

Fletcher says one stadium worker ''went overboard with what his job responsibilities were.''

Fletcher says his relatives were still in custody Monday afternoon. He said an aunt was hospitalized for ''neck injuries'' and released.

A Cleveland police spokeswoman says five people were arrested for assault on a police officer, aggravated rioting and resisting arrest but have not been officially charged.

The Redskins beat the Browns 38-21.

Tagged: Redskins, London Fletcher

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