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Banner makes earlier than expected exits from Browns

Joe Banner AP

In the same radio interview during which Browns president Alec Scheiner said that the team will introduce new “cutting-edge” uniforms next year, Scheiner made another revelation.

As explained by Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, former CEO Joe Banner has made his final exit earlier than expected.  Previously, Banner was due to leave in May.

“He’s transitioned and he’s looking forward to what he does next,” Scheiner told 92.3 The Fan’s Bull & Fox.  “In the building, we’re working with our group now.”

In an interview with Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Banner said that he’s not sure what he’ll do next.

“My plan at this point is to take an extended period of time, to step back and reevaluate the time I’ve been in the league and where I am in my life and then make a decision as to whether my future would include the NFL or not,” Banner said.

Banner has plenty of time to make a decision, since he’ll be paid for the balance of his contract with the Browns.

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29 Responses to “Banner makes earlier than expected exits from Browns”
  1. joenash72 says: Mar 4, 2014 9:25 PM

    ” “He’s transitioned and he’s looking forward to what he does next,” Scheiner told 92.3 The Fan’s Bull & Fox. “In the building, we’re working with our group now.”

    In an interview with Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Banner said that he’s not sure what he’ll do next. ”

    Those two contradictory paragraphs pretty much sum up the Cleveland Browns……

  2. stoolerz says: Mar 4, 2014 9:27 PM

    The Browns are grateful that there is no salary cap for coaches and front office people.

  3. 700levelvet says: Mar 4, 2014 9:27 PM

    Haberdashery awaits….

  4. logicaldawg says: Mar 4, 2014 9:36 PM

    Things are already looking up! GO BROWNS!

  5. wishingtonredslur says: Mar 4, 2014 9:42 PM

    Exit from Browns dude. If he made exists he would have left twice.

  6. littlestinger says: Mar 4, 2014 9:54 PM

    I cant believe this genius hasnt been snapped up by another NFL team yet…

    /sarcasm

  7. upperdecker19 says: Mar 4, 2014 9:58 PM

    “My plan at this point is to take an extended period of time, to step back and reevaluate the time I’ve been in the league and where I am in my life and then make a decision as to whether my future would include the NFL or not,” Banner said.

    *************************

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, Joey Nickles……but sounds like that decision has been made for you.

  8. realnflmaster says: Mar 4, 2014 10:03 PM

    Anyone who is dumb enough to hire him to run their football operations or play an integral role in it should have their franchise license revoked by the NFL and put up for auction.

  9. magicmtndan says: Mar 4, 2014 10:14 PM

    How Banner, as a lame duck, could have stayed in office and worked with the new team is beyond the pale of reason.

    How they didn’t announce he was gone before would be hard to understand for any other team. But this is the Browns and we’ve come to expect amateur hour operations.

  10. nigellino says: Mar 4, 2014 10:17 PM

    We don’t know the whole story with Banner, but he doesn’t seem very likeable, does he?

  11. deerhuntinfool71 says: Mar 4, 2014 10:26 PM

    Don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!

  12. tanstewie says: Mar 4, 2014 10:34 PM

    Back to selling suits for this clown

  13. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 4, 2014 11:06 PM

    change the name from the Cleveland browns to the Cleveland Titanics, the organization is sinking

  14. meatcarroll says: Mar 4, 2014 11:07 PM

    And the Niners are going to make an earlier than expected exit from the postseason.

  15. chaseutley says: Mar 4, 2014 11:08 PM

    Good luck. Please don’t come back to Philadelphia.

  16. chargerdillon says: Mar 4, 2014 11:11 PM

    Stop for a moment and consider the deal they offered him…

    Not only will you no longer be apart of the Cleveland Browns….BUT THEY WILL ALSO PAY YOU TO DO IT.

    Congratulations Joe Banner for the smartest man of the year award!

  17. raiderapologist says: Mar 4, 2014 11:11 PM

    He can dedicate himself full-time to that epic comb-over.

  18. rajbais says: Mar 4, 2014 11:47 PM

    What’s he going to do next, not get a NFL job?

    He lost power in Philly and then left and got fired by Cleveland.

    What’s after this a rejection from the Raiders?

  19. expertop says: Mar 4, 2014 11:48 PM

    “My plan is to take an extended period of time to step back and reevaluate the aesthetics of growing the hair real long on one side and swooping it over sideways to give the convincing illusion of a full, youthful head of hair”.

  20. myfriendbobsacamano says: Mar 5, 2014 12:13 AM

    can’t believe I’d say this, but Jerruh should hire him to manage his cap.. only thing Banner can do well.

  21. campcouch says: Mar 5, 2014 1:29 AM

    Oookay.

  22. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 5, 2014 1:50 AM

    Joe wanted to see where he was, so he reflected on his life. It seemed like just yesterday when he came into the world. Then he realized he was looking ahead.

  23. brownsmakemecrazy says: Mar 5, 2014 3:53 AM

    I’ll make that decision for you Bonehead, you have no future in the NFL

    Problem solved, next. Go back to owning clothing stores dbag.

  24. dapollock69 says: Mar 5, 2014 6:28 AM

    “Then I’m going to build a space station that will be the ultimate power in the universe, blow up a planet and try to locate the secret rebel base,” he added.

  25. donmcg2012 says: Mar 5, 2014 6:37 AM

    Don’t let the door hit you Joe. thanks for nothing.

  26. kosarkid says: Mar 5, 2014 8:05 AM

    Yeah… all the stories out about this guy, whether they’re true or not, are going to seal his fate with the NFL. I doubt he’ll get another chance in the NFL,

  27. pabrownsfan says: Mar 5, 2014 8:18 AM

    Bye bye!

  28. tk429 says: Mar 5, 2014 9:59 AM

    Joe Banner is to the Cleveland Browns as George Costanza is to Play Now.

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