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Leave Chris Kirksey alone — he was in the pool

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CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 23: Christian Kirksey #58 of the Cleveland Browns is greeted by team mascot Chomps prior to an NFL preseason game against the St. Louis Rams at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 23, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Not since George Constanza has there been a more profound victim of shrinkage than Chris Kirksey.

The Browns rookie linebacker has gained a measure of fame because of a computer glitch on the “Madden NFL 2015" video game that depicts him as both a member of the Titans and tiny.

Leave him alone, he’s 1-foot, 2-inches,” Browns teammate Craig Robertson said as reporters came to check with Kirksey about his tiny status.
In real life, Kirksey is a solid 6-foot-2, 235 pounds. But the word spread quickly when the video game version had him ankle-high on the guys he’s trying to tackle.

“I couldn’t even see myself I was a little dot moving around and then they zoomed in and I saw ’58' and I was like, ‘Why am I this small and why am I on the Titans?’” Kirksey said, via Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Then, somebody told me what happened. . . .

“Somebody went onto Wikipedia and changed my height to 1-foot-2. It’s pretty funny.”

Reps from EA Sports are coming to meet Kirksey today. With a little luck, they won’t step on him.