Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 12/31/12
Tom Heckert and Pat Shurmur were relieved of their duties as general manager and head coach, respectively, of the Cleveland Browns today, the team announced. We felt that these moves were in the best interests of the Cleveland Browns and our future, said Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam. I enjoyed getting to know Tom and Pat over the past several months, and want to thank them, not just for their contributions to the Browns, but also the insight they were able to provide. They are both fine men and hope they have the best of success as they move forward with their careers. This decision was not an easy one because of my relationship with Tom and Pat and the fact that they are both quality people, said Browns CEO Joe Banner. Ultimately our objective is to put together an organization that will be the best at everything we do. On the field, our only goal is trying to win championships. I have a great deal of respect for Tom and Pat, and I want to wish them and their families nothing but the ...
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