Browns’ Mike Holmgren a no-show in Chicago for NFL owners meetings

Though he represented Randy Lerner in years past, current Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren has decided to bail on his planned trip to the 2012 NFL owners meetings held in Chicago, Illinois.

Since officially stepping in as team president in January 2010, Holmgren had been casting ownership votes on league business on behalf of Lerner. Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan reports that Holmgren was scheduled to make the trip once again, but with the meeting largely focused on the sale of the Browns to Jimmy Haslam III, the team president opted to sit this one out. 

Ruiter adds that, while Haslam is in attendance, it is unclear as to who will represent the Browns at this year’s meetings. Currently, Bryan Wiedmeier, the team’s Executive Vice President of Business, is in Chicago.

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  • Lyon25

    Wonder if Mike chose not to go or if he was told not to go

  • Hopwin

    Hey Mike, this is why your fat-carpetbagging-butt is the first one out the door!

  • Harv 21

    That awkward moment when you suddenly realize Mom’s remarried and you are no longer “the man of the house.”

  • mgbode

    yeah, it’s awfully awkward to be forced to vote yes on an issue that will force your own resignation. probably for the best that he is not there.

  • Wow

    So far Haslam has been all class. I wouldn’t be surprised if he suggested Mike not go, so he could avoid all the questions about his future.

  • CBI

    Colin Cowheard just said that there will be a noon press conference and Holmgren will be let go.

  • BisonDeleSightings

    Well, that was quick.