Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam held a surprise press conference as the first practice at Berea got underway on Thursday. Haslam took advantage of the assembled media to express his excitement for the new season, and of course answer questions about his current legal troubles with his family-owned trucking company Pilot/Flying J.
“Ask anyone around the building, there’s no distraction here,” said Haslam. “I don’t think anybody senses distraction here. Everybody is entirely focused on the two things we’ve talked about, winning games one and providing a great experience for our fans two.”
Haslam again apologized for the negative attention this has brought to the city of Cleveland, the team and the NFL.
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