While it’s unclear if or when criminal charges will be filed against Browns owner Jimmy Haslam for customer fraud occurring at the billion-dollar truck-stop business he runs, Haslam is making sure he keeps the league office up to date on what’s happening.
Via WEWS-TV in Cleveland, a Pilot Flying J spokesman said that Haslam remains in “close contact” with the league.
“We communicate as appropriately and as often as needed with the NFL to keep them apprised of the situation,” Tom Ingram told WEWS. “As Mr. Haslam has said repeatedly, he is committed to and expects to own the Browns for a long, long time and is very excited about the team’s future in Cleveland.”
Meanwhile, another lawsuit has been filed against Pilot Flying J due to the rebate fraud. There are at least 19 civil complaints pending against the company.