Browns get punter Lee

Los Angeles Times - - THE DAY IN SPORTS -

Cleve­land ac­quired three-time Pro Bowl punter Andy Lee in a trade with the San Fran­cisco 49ers and re­leased punter Spencer Lan­ning, moves that com­plete a sweep of the Browns’ spe­cial­ists from last sea­son.

The Browns sent a late-round 2017 draft pick to the 49ers for Lee, who made the Pro Bowl in the 2007, 2009 and 2011 sea­sons. His days in San Fran­cisco were num­bered when the 49ers drafted Clem­son punter Bradley Pin­ion this year.

A fan­tasy foot­ball-themed event in Las Ve­gas head­lined by Tony Romo was called off af­ter the NFL re­it­er­ated a pol­icy ban­ning ap­pear­ances as­so­ci­ated with casi­nos.

In a state­ment on the event’s web­site, or­ga­niz­ers said the can­cel­la­tion was “a di­rect re­sult of sud­den and un­ex­pected op­po­si­tion taken by the NFL con­cern­ing player par­tic­i­pa­tion and their per­ceived as­so­ci­a­tion with gam­bling for an event in Las Ve­gas.” They said they were reschedul­ing for next sum­mer in Los An­ge­les.

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