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JIMMY HASLAM RUMORS & GOSSIP

My Sportsman of the Year: Jimmy Haslam

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer. This year I am making the case for an unlikely candidate...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns owner agrees to pay huge fine to avoid prosecution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities say the truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has accepted responsibility for the criminal conduct...
Via NESN.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns owner: Homeless guy convinced me to draft Manziel

What if I told you that a homeless person is the reason the Cleveland Browns selected Johnny Manziel? Would you believe it? Well that’s the story ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio was selling to viewers. After the Browns traded up four spots to take Manziel at No. 22 overall in the draft, Paolantonio shared a story about […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns NFL Mock Draft all seven rounds

Cleveland Browns owner, Jimmy Haslam, fired Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi. Now Ray Farmer takes over as the teams new General Manager. Prior to his position with the Browns, he was Director of Pro Personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2006-2012 and a scout for the Atlanta Falcons from 2002-2006. Farmer takes over a team with plenty of upside. The Browns have picks, m...
Via College2Pro.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Haslam owner of the Cleveland Browns aiming to bring impact player to franchise

    Since the return of the Cleveland Browns in 1999, the organization has been one of the leagues absolute worst teams. From 1999 to 2013 the team has lost ten or more games, in 12 of the last 15 seasons, including six straight seasons of ten or more loses. Ready for this, from 1946 to 1995 prior to Cleveland hiatus the Browns had double digit losing seasons seven times total. Ea...
Via College2Pro.com
March 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

Everyone in the Browns front office hated each other

Can’t you just feel the comfort oozing out of this picture? On Tuesday morning when the Cleveland Browns disseminated the changes that were taking place in Berea, it appeared to be wrath wrought in the wake of impulsive decisions made by an impatient billionaire. Turns out that Browns majority owner Jimmy Haslam III, rather than choosing sides, decided that he had had enough of...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Haslam FINALLY gets it right for the Browns

Today is Tuesday, February 11th, 2014. Mark this day on your calendars, Cleveland Browns nation! This day will be looked back upon as the day real progress was made.   This day, the Cleveland Browns took a huge step in the right direction. They finally accepted the fact that the front-office was the problem. It was not the players, which included many Pro-Bowlers. It was not the...
Via cover32 - Browns
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Buzz: Haslam made the right move

The Cleveland Browns and owner Jimmy Haslam set fire to the NFL world once again by announcing major front office shakeups in Cleveland on Tuesday. Haslam announced that CEO Joe Banner and GM Mike Lombardi will no longer be with the organization. Lombardi will be stepping down from the head of football operations, and Banner will transition out of the CEO role over the next two months...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns revolving door of coaches costing Haslam $50 million

Candidly, Jimmy Haslam wasn’t lying when he called the firing of Rob Chudzinski an “expensive decision.” Following the dismissal of the first-year head coach, plenty of talk surrounded the $10.5 million buyout that the Toledo-native would receive along with his pink slip. What didn’t get as much attention was the fact that Chudzinski was simply one line item on the ledger...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Haslam and Johnny Manziel: A match made in the south

If any one, specific mystery became more clear as Cleveland Browns team owner Jimmy Haslam and his CEO, Joe Banner, addressed the local media in the wake of their firing of first-year head coach Rob Chudzinski, it is that Haslam, despite his talk of clouds and potential indictments, is calling all of the shots as his team moves forward into 2014. Armed with a 18-wheeler full of salary...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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