Sashi Brown, a lawyer by practice who graduated from Harvard Law School, had worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2005. According to the team website, he “advises the franchise in a variety of legal and business matters. His responsibilities include contract negotiation, employment matters, insurance and risk management, intellectual property and licensing issues and litigation management.”
This is the third high-profile, exclusively non-football hire announced by the team this offseason. The chain of command in the Browns front office now has owner Jimmy Haslam III at the top, followed by CEO Joe Banner. Former Dallas Cowboys general counsel Alec Scheiner is the team’s new president. Former San Diego Padres executive Brent Stehlik is the team’s new executive vice president and chief revenue officer.
Semi-related: The Browns official team website still has Mike Holmgren as the team president. And it’s not far-fetched to see some familiar names in the non-football, executive landscape to potentially be let go because of the presence of Brown, Scheiner and Stehlik.
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