Nate Burleson promises to get fined in Browns' preseason game against Detroit
JUN 08, 2014 7:21p ET
Players often find extra motivation when facing a former team.
According to MLive's Kyle Meinke, Burleson is excited to face his former team this season, even if it is for a preseason game.
"Man, I'm wracking my brain figuring out what celebration I'm going to do -- because I'm going to get a fine," Burleson said, laughing. "I'm going to get a fine, period. I'm going to go to my coach and say, 'Hey, I'm going to get a fine. I'm going to do something crazy.'
"It's going to be a little bit of an appreciation celebration to the fans and the city of Detroit. But it's also going to be a poke in the back, saying, 'You should have kept me because I'm still balling.'"
Burelson made the comments Saturday afternoon at a Lions' charity softball game that he used to help organize. He showed up to the event in Cleveland orange and brown from head to toe.
"I tend to find places where I can quietly eat off the crumbs of greatness," Burleson said. "That's how I stay in the league, man. Play with guys who are way better than you."