This is an exact copy of the letter that I originally sent the Cleveland Browns and Mr Fred Nance on 28 June 2010
Team: Cleveland Browns
Purpose of this letter: To identify and inform the reader or whom it may concern the intent and reason of intent to join the Cleveland Browns NFL Football organization.
To: Whom it may concern,
First and foremost I would like to give Honor and Praise to my LORD and Savior Jesus Christ who is truly the head of my life with whom all things are possible. I will be as brief as possible and get to the main point of this letter once relevancy has been established. I started this journey back in the month of November 2009 with no intention of coming to the city of Cleveland or even playing professional football for that matter. I am a Denver Bronco fan and have always been one, as far as jersey numbers go I have always prefered the number #11. GOD has placed in my spirit that he wanted me to go to Cleveland to play for the Browns. HE has told me that I will play Quarterback and wear the number #7. I have limited football experience, I have played semi-pro and have played briefly in Europe while on active duty in the Army. GOD has told me not to worry about that, he will place the right people in my path at the right time to do what HE wants to have done. I believe that with all my heart, he has truly provided for me since I have been in Cleveland.
During my journey I have aquired an NFL trainer by the name of Wayne Butler and an NFL agent the name of Brad Morris. GOD has placed several people in my path that have consistently given me confirmation of the coming blessings that will be provided in the future. There have been times when I have asked the LORD if this is something that I want to do or if it is HIS Will? GOD has strengthened me and has let me know that HE is with me and will always be with me. I have been intraining since January 2010 and have kept my faith up till now. I have discussed my journey with my church and with my immediate family and have been blessed to have all of the emotional support that I have needed to remain on track to fulfill this vision. GOD has told me that the majority of my salary is to remain in the city of Cleveland because it does not belong to me it belongs to the city of Cleveland. GOD has also told me that HE is not pleased with the sports industry collectively and individually, Players getting arrested for drugs, carrying guns into clubs, infidelity, sex scandals and illegitimate children that are not being cared for by men making millions of dollars. GOD has truly blessed me with the opportunity to see first hand the poverty level in Cleveland and the hopelessness of men that have been institutionalized and released into a society that does not hire felons so they fall back into the same vicious cycle. I don't have a criminal record, I have not been to jail, I don't drink or smoke or do any drugs whatsoever, so I would never have seen what I have seen or experienced what I have experienced without GOD placing me here in the City Mission.
I left my job in Denver making 55k annually, my home 3b, 2 1/2 bath 2 car garage, 3 cars, my church home along with numerous friends and family to step out on faith catch a Greyhound bus to follow the path that GOD has set for me. I arrived at the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea on May 24th 2010 only to be told that I have to be invited to camp and have to provide video, I since that time have been residing at the City Mission in Cleveland awaiting my next move. I have been working out diligently and strengthening my faith and with GOD. He has told me that HE will provide for me and that he will open doors for me, GOD has placed in my spirit that I need to contact Cleveland Brown ownership to move forward with my vision. I was unable to get contact information on the owner Randy Lerner, however I did get information on the Legal Council Fred Nance and this is where I am at this point. I have no doubt that GOD has led me this far and that HE will continue to place me where HE intends to place me. All I ask for at this time is to be allowed the opportunity to be invited to the Cleveland Browns training camp in August. I am physically fit to perform at a high level and am available to take a physical. I have talked to my trainer and through my agent will provide the necessary videos that are required of me by the middle of July. I am leaving Cleveland briefly to go back to Denver to wrap up all my affairs there and return to Cleveland around the 15th of July. The NFL needs a shot in the arm with a positive story. Allow me to be that story. I will continue to give Praise to my LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. You can contact my trainer Mr. Wayne Butler and he will be able to give you the contact information of my agent.
Thank you and GOD bless you
DJ Randolph #7