03/07/2011 08:08 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Eric Wright, Browns Cornerback, Claims He Received Death Threats During 2010 Season

Cleveland Browns cornerback Eric Wright claimed that he received death threats after having a couple of bad games during the 2010 season, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer.

"I went from people expecting me to be a top cornerback in the league to receiving death threats," Wright said. "It was a lot to deal with."

However, Wright didn't report the threats to the police because he attributed them to the "extreme passion of Browns fans."

"I wasn't fearing for my life," said the 25-year-old. "As serious as a death threat may be, I wasn't going to let a few bad apples ruin the whole tree."

The second round pick of the 2007 NFL draft recorded 42 tackles and one interception in 2010.