Shakeup complete: Kevin Griffin out in Berea

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The inevitable happened on Monday following the NFL Draft as the Cleveland Browns have parted ways with former VP of Fan Experience Kevin Griffin.

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Browns to erect a statue of Jim Brown, irk alumni

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While the Cleveland Browns look to repair a massive hole in their fan relations, a statue of Jim Brown appears to have upset other alumni who wish to be acknowledged.

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Browns wanted taxpayers to help move to Training Camp to Columbus

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The Cleveland Browns still want to move Training Camp to Columbus but keep stepping on their own feet.

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Don’t get too excited about Hue Jackson just yet, Browns fans

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Is Hue Jackson a elite head coach?

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Could Eliot Wolf be Browns next GM if Ray Farmer is fired?


Could the Browns’ next GM be a 33-year-old wunderkind from Green Bay?

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The Demographic Debate: Which Browns fans have it worse?


  Located throughout northeastern Ohio, interspersed between Youngstown and Toledo, trickling down along Interstates 71 and 77, there exists a group of individuals who have only known Ed O’Neill to be Jay Pritchett rather than Al Bundy. Neil Patrick Harris has always been Barney Stinson; not Doogie Howser. Will Smith was never Fresh. The Dead

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The Cleveland Browns have changed me

The latest round of dysfunction in Berea has taken a serious toll on me as a football fan and it might have permanently changed my perspective of the game. A week or so ago, I got into a conversation with a Twitter follower who has been reading WFNY for some time, and he noted how

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Jimmy Haslam addresses coaching search in letter to season ticket holders


– Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s open letter to season ticket holders, sent on January 15, 2014.  

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Haslam’s Pilot Flying J company settles fraud lawsuits out of court

The Knoxville news today reported that Jimmy Haslam’s Pilot Flying J corporation has reached an agreement to settle fraudulent fuel rebate lawsuits out of court. The settlement, which was agreed to by federal judge James M. Moody in Arkansas involves the full repayment of all money owed to individual trucking companies plus six percent interest.

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NFL News: Federal Grand Jury Investigating Pilot Flying J

The hits keep coming for new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. Cleveland’s NewsChannel5 is reporting that a federal grand jury is hearing testimony from witnesses connected to the alleged rebate fraud. Spokesmen for both the US Attorney’s Office and Pilot Flying J declined to comment. For those us who are legally challenged, what does this mean,

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Forbes: Browns are “bigger concern for NFL” than Patriots

The New England Patriots may have just released a budding superstar-turned-alleged murderer, but Forbes’ Mike Ozanian feels that the Cleveland Browns are a bigger issue for the NFL given their recent run of misfortune off of the field. This one, per Ozanian, starts at the top of the food chain.  “The Browns should be one of

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NFL Rumors: FirstEnergy Stadium potentially receiving $200 million in upgrades

FirstEnergy Stadium could be receiving a bit of a face lift in the coming months. We hear Banner and the bigwigs are canvassing the stadium, talking $200 million-plus in upgrades. — Steve Doerschuk (@sdoerschukREP) June 18, 2013 Per Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository, the place once expected to house Bon Jovi for an evening

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Haslam: Jim Brown is iconic, team is “thrilled” to have him back

Jim Brown is one of the most iconic figures, not just in Cleveland, but the entire NFL. His playing career still stands as one of the most remarkable in league annals, and his work in the community since his retirement, especially with our youth, has been just as impressive. He will be a tremendous asset

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Jim Brown to assume new role with Cleveland Browns this week


Outspoken Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown will assume a new role within the Cleveland Browns’ front office this week. Brown has served in several capacities with the Browns and, now at age 77, will begin another phase with the team. ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi reports that Brown will be formally introduced by owner Jimmy Haslam on

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NFL fears Pilot Flying J lawsuits could drain Jimmy Haslam, undermine Browns

Several team officials are reportedly saying they believe it may be extremely difficult for Jimmy Haslam III to keep his ownership of the Cleveland Browns. CBS Sports’ Mike Freeman reports that, because Haslam may be “ensnared by a myriad of lawsuits and legal actions,” Haslam could experience a significant drain to his finances, preventing him from keeping the team

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While We’re Waiting… Draft day trades brewing?

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at Connecting the dots between a possible Kansas City-Miami trade that might affect the Browns’ plans with the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft:

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Pilot Flying J engaged in fraud for many years, Haslam aware, according to report

The Plain Dealer’s John Caniglia is reporting that Jimmy Haslam’s Pilot Flying J travel centers has engaged in fraud for many years, according to an affidavit. “Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s travel center company for “many years” engaged in a fraud scheme to keep money owed to customers as gas rebates, according to documents filed

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NFL News: Jimmy Haslam’s stake in Steelers officially sold

In a statement of ownership transaction released by the team, Jimmy Haslam III’s minority ownership stake in the Pittsburgh Steelers has officially been sold. The Steelers that in a series of transactions approved by the NFL all of the Steelers stock owned by Haslam has been acquired, the majority of which was purchased by existing

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NFL News: Browns to reunite with Jim Brown in front office capacity

The Cleveland Browns will welcome back Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown as the one-time estranged legend will resume a new role under Jimmy Haslam III. Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer reports that Brown, who was a consultant with the team before being demoted by team President Mike Holmgren in 2010 prior

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The Browns are right to lay low with Lombardi

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There’s no getting around the fact that Michael Lombardi was a controversial hire for the Cleveland Browns. Lombardi’s previous history in Cleveland as well as his presumed track record – including a very long stint off of any team payrolls – is plenty of reason to give the fan-base and the Cleveland media pause at

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