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SBD/April 17, 2013/Franchises
Browns Owner Denies Wrongdoing In FBI Investigation, Remains Focused On Draft
Published April 17, 2013
HOT IN CLEVELAND? In Cleveland, Terry Pluto writes it is “never good when the FBI shows up at your office and raids the place.” But it is “even worse" when the IRS comes along. Pluto writes, “So you can understand why some fans are very nervous about what's happening with the owner of their favorite football team.” Perhaps “none of this will affect the Browns.” Haslam said it will be "business as usual." Pluto: “But candidly, as the owner likes to say, fans are worried about their team and the new owner.” At the “very least, the FBI probe will divide his attention,” and it is “never cheap to defend yourself in this type of criminal investigation” (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 4/17).