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How did Freddie Kitchens’ personal Browns gear end up on eBay?

Freddie Kitchens’ tenure as head coach of the Cleveland Browns ended after only one season, albeit a profoundly disappointing one marred by dysfunction and unrealized goals. From the looks of it, Kitchens recently spent some of his newfound free time doing a little decluttering.

Listings recently sprung up on eBay in which numerous items of Browns gear purported to have previously belonged to Kitchens are available for purchase. Among the clothing items listed are Browns hoodies, shirts, polos, etc. — all in 3XL sizes — items which apparently were presumably once stored in Kitchens’ closet.

The authenticity of the items arguably is in question, but the seller who posted the listings does boast a solid record with eBay along with 19 years of selling experience on the site, as noted by Busted Coverage.

The prices for the articles of pre-owned clothing range from $17.50 (Freddie Kitchens Owned Cleveland Browns NFL Nike Mesh back Tee 3XL A18) to $75.00 (Rare Freddie Kitchens Worn Cleveland Browns NFL Hoodie Crucial Catch 3XL A12).

It will be interesting to see if the listed items are somehow verified as actually once belonging to Kitchens. What’s more, how did this eBay seller manage to get their hands on all of it in the first place?

Having said all that, the case can be made that Kitchens had little use for all this Browns gear anyway. After all, what would be the purpose of hanging on to all of it? The ability to look upon them and recall the good times, of which there were of course a frustrating few?

Given that Kitchens landed the job on an interim basis in Week 8 of the 2018 season after the Browns fired Hue Jackson, only to get cut loose after one season while serving in the official capacity as the team’s head coach? Odds are those are memories Kitchens would prefer to forget.