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Jamal Lewis says he’ll retire after this season

After Cleveland’s latest humiliating loss, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer writes that Browns coach Eric Mangini “prowled the locker room with a pronounced scowl so long that players took a double take.”

Browns owner Randy Lerner hinted at hiring someone new.

And running back Jamal Lewis apparently can’t stand playing on this frustrating team much longer. “Where are we trying to go and what are we trying to accomplish?” Lewis asked.

Lewis says he is so distraught after “everybody bought in” during training camp, that he’ll retire after this season.

“Period. Point blank. I’ve done what I needed to do,” Lewis said.

It is clearly an emotional time right after a game, and Lewis is known as a leader that takes losses hard. He was asked if his emotions were getting the best of him.

“When I talk, I mean what I say,” Lewis said.

Lewis ran hard Sunday, gaining 69 yards on 16 carries against the Bears. The Browns owe him $3.9 million next season, but he seems unlikely to see that money whether he changes his mind about playing or not.