Banner: Investigation Into Haslam Not Affecting Browns Operations
Browns CEO Joe Banner today said that the federal investigation into practices at team Owner Jimmy Haslam III's Pilot Flying J business "is not affecting the football operation." Banner also "tried to reassure fans that the probe into rebate fraud will not force Haslam to sell the team." Banner: "I don't know what we can say beyond what we've said. ... We're operating the team exactly as we would, whether this would have happened or not" (OHIO.com, 7/24).