Found October 17, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
BEREAFrom the time Jimmy Haslam started the process of becoming the next Browns owner, he was seeking the right person to be the teams CEO. When it became obvious there was a chance we could buy the Browns, one name kept coming up was Joe Banner, Haslam said. It came from people we know and people we didnt know. I have spent a lot of time with Joe over the last several months. I can tell you Ive spent more time in this process with Joe than anyone (weve hired) with Pilot Flying J. Banner said he hit it off with Haslam quickly. He stepped down as the President with the Eagles in June and decided to look for his next step in the NFL. I started in June and had the opportunity to meet some people that might be owners as I took the next step in my mission, Banner said. My goal was committed to be with somebody great that was also committed. Our goal is to put together an organization that is best at everything we do. We want great people with a common mission. Thats my focus. We met many...
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