Excedrin completes Browns’ ‘perfect’ season fundraising

The Cleveland Browns are 0-12 with four games remaining

Marcus Mariota, DeMarco Murray, Myles Garrett
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) watches Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) who hands off the ball to running back DeMarco Murray in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) – The aspirin maker Excedrin has kicked in over $7,000 to complete a fundraising effort to pay for a parade should the Cleveland Browns finish the season with a “perfect” winless record.

Cleveland sports fan Chris McNeil created a GoFundMe account in late October to raise $10,000 to pay for a Jan. 6 parade celebrating a Browns 0-16 season, which has occurred just once in NFL history.

New Jersey-based GSK Consumer Healthcare, the manufacturer of Excedrin, said Thursday it would kick in $7,683 to complete the effort because the company wants Browns fans to know “we understand their pain.”

The Browns are 0-12 with four games remaining.

McNeil has said donations will be given to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank should the Browns actually win a game.

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