We noted last week that employees of the Miami Dolphins have been informed that their salaries are being cut until the lockout ends. Those employees are probably wishing they worked for the Cleveland Browns right now.
Tony Grossi of the Plain Dealer the Browns aren’t implementing furloughs, pay cuts or other measures that would affect the lower-level employees on the team. Browns President Mike Holmgren said at the outset of the lockout that he didn’t anticipate cutting anyone’s pay, and that if pay cuts turn out to be necessary, “it probably starts with me.”
Depending on how long the lockout lasts, it’s possible that every team could start cutting staffers’ salaries: If a significant portion of the regular season or (gulp) the entire regular season is lost, no employee of any team could feel safe.
But for now, employees of the Browns can feel reasonably secure.