Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says he was “absolutely not” aware of and did not participate in the practices that led to the federal investigation into his Pilot Flying J company. If he did not know them how did the Feds find out?
Mr. Haslam says “I take responsibility for what happens at PFJ as the guy at the top of the shop, but I was absolutely not aware of any of this,” Haslam said. “As soon as we found out there was an issue, we immediately began taking an aggressive stance in finding out what happened, No. 1, and righting the ship, No. 2.”
Now who at the top don’t know what’s going on in the their business? Is this what we can expect from the new team owner, and Hiring Jim Brown won’t change the fact that. We need a team without outside problem, and a positive attitude. Can you imagine the players getting ready for a game and the news breaks that The Brown owner has been convicted of the crimes he was allege not to be aware of In Indianapolis, Harlem made a plea to regain the trust of the transportation industry and his customers, and detailed a five-point plan to correct the situation.
Haslam approximated from an initial internal review that five percent of Pilot Flying J trucking customers with a contract that includes rebates or discounts had a manual adjustment “to the benefit of our company and to the detriment of the trucking company.” According to the report last week from the Associated Press, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam did introduce the nine-time Pro-Bowler at a press conference Wednesday at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The hiring won’t be Brown’s first time with the organization in his post-playing career; in 2008, he worked as a senior adviser with the team but had his role eliminated by former team president Mike Holmgren. But during an alumni golf outing last summer, Brown met with Haslam, who had just purchased the team from Randy Lerner, and less than a year later the two sides appear to be on the verge of working together again.