CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns’ family continues to expand.
Swagger, the Browns’ 140-pound bullmastiff mascot, paid a visit to the team’s Berea headquarters Friday and brought with him a litter of puppies to interact with the employees, including general manager John Dorsey.
The proud papa made sure all of the pups were dressed appropriately for the visit, as each of them had their own Browns jersey.
Born in July of 2013, Swagger joined the Browns organization ahead of the 2014 season at just over a year old and has been a gameday mainstay ever since.
On game days, Swagger helps lead the Browns out of the home-team tunnel at FirstEnergy Stadium, and along with his handler, goes on a 100-yard sprint to his personalized doghouse on the visitor’s side of the field in the southeast corner of the facility.
In addition to his on-field responsibilities, Swagger makes regular appearances to greet fans and pose for photos at Dawg Pound Drive on Alfred Lerner Way before home games. Also, Swagger makes select appearances at other club events.
According to his bio on the Browns’ website, Swagger is a native of Rootstown, Ohio and is no stranger having a big family, as he has nine siblings.
When Swagger is not helping to rev up the crowd before and during games, he enjoys chewing on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Terrible Towel and elk antlers.
There has been no word yet on when the next generation of the Browns’ family will join their dad on the field for games.