Archive for the ‘Cleveland Browns’ Category

Misbehaving owners hardly unheard of in pro sports

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Misbehaving owners of sports teams have drawn headlines pretty much since sports have been around. Now, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute after police said he was twice videotaped paying for a sex act at a massage parlor in Florida amid a crackdown on sex trafficking. Last year, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson sold the team after allegations surfaced of sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace.

Patrick Mahomes Took Right Approach With Reaction to Kareem Hunt Signing

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes further demonstrated his leadership abilities with his reaction to Kareem Hunt's signing with the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Podcast: Flacco the Bronco, Le’Veon Bell, and questions for the AFC East

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

John Elway got his man … I guess. The Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens completed a trade deal earlier this week that accomplished two things: One: The Joe Flacco era in Baltimore is over, and the offense now belongs to Lamar Jackson. Two: The Broncos are expected to shop Case Keenum, handling the reigns of the offense over to Flacco.

Pilot Flying J retaliates against ESPN over story of Browns dysfunction

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

The owners of the Cleveland Browns have opted for the latter. Michael Smith of SportsBusiness Journal reports that Pilot Flying J, the company owned and operated by the Haslam family, has taken steps to end prematurely an advertising deal with ESPN in retaliation for Seth Wickersham's in-depth story regarding dysfunction and disharmony of the Browns under the leadership of co-owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam. Per the report, Pilot Flying J and ESPN are negotiating a termination of the contract, which is believed to be worth low-to-mid seven figures per year and which has two years left on its four-year duration.

Pilot Flying J, owned by Browns’ Jimmy Haslam, pulls advertising on ESPN after critical report

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Last month, ESPN published a story by reporter Seth Wickersham giving a look into the dysfunction of the Cleveland Browns franchise. Titled “The Clash of the Cleveland Browns: How Hue Jackson, Jimmy Haslam and Baker Mayfield collided,” Wickersham painted a not-so-pretty picture of the hapless Browns, from owner Haslem's grip on every detail of the franchise to his embarrassment at having to fire yet another coach, Jackson, in his relatively short tenure as owner, to Jackson's command that Haslam “get the (expletive) out of my office” when Haslam fired him last October. He may be looking inward after the story, but Haslam is also looking outward and exacting some measure of revenge.

The day after: Bears signing/not signing Kareem Hunt is ultimately your call

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

The day after: Bears signing/not signing Kareem Hunt is ultimately your call originally appeared on Now that the Cleveland Browns' signing of Kareem Hunt has had time to percolate and simmer for a day, some impressions are possible. But not many clear ones. Because this situation goes in so many different directions, with so many emotions involved.

Browns give Kareem Hunt 2nd chance, hope he stays inbounds

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

General manager John Dorsey, who drafted Hunt in the third round in 2017 while he was with Kansas City, said the decision to sign the 23-year-old was rooted in his Christian faith. Hunt has shown contrition, sought counseling and treatment, and vowed to never make the same mistake. That's enough for Dorsey, who said nothing is guaranteed and that he will have zero tolerance for further wrongdoings by Hunt.

Monday Sports in Brief

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Hunt was in his second season with Kansas City and was one of the team's best players. He led the NFL in rushing as a rookie in 2017. The Browns are now giving the 23-year-old, who is from Cleveland, a chance to restart his career.

Browns will have zero-tolerance policy with Hunt, says GM

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

After the Cleveland Browns signed running back Kareem Hunt on Monday, general manager John Dorsey addressed the controversial deal. Dorsey spoke with media on two separate occasions and said he will have a zero-tolerance policy for Hunt, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs after the emergence of a video appearing to show him in a violent altercation with a woman. "We've done our extensive research," Dorsey said, via

NFL notebook: Murray commits to NFL, gives up baseball

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Kyler Murray announced on social media Monday that he is giving up baseball and will pursue his dreams of being an NFL quarterback. "Moving forward, I am firmly and fully committing my life to being an NFL quarterback," the reigning Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma stated in the post. "Football has been my love and my passion my entire life." That shuts the door on the possibility he will play for the Oakland Athletics, who made him the No. 9 overall pick in last June's MLB draft.