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Jimmy Haslam stayed home from owners meeting

Jimmy Haslam AP

With 32 NFL owners gathered in Houston to decide the fate of the Los Angeles market, one owner apparently has bigger business to attend to.

According to the Associated Press, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is not attending the meeting, sending his wife and co-owner Dee to cast his ballot.

It’s not as if Dee Haslam can’t handle the L.A. vote, the bigger question might be whether her husband can get his coaching search right this time.

The Browns have interviewed seven candidates so far, with the latest with Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.

If Haslam stayed home to make a push for Jackson, his time might be better spent there.

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42 Responses to “Jimmy Haslam stayed home from owners meeting”
  1. watdoiknow says: Jan 12, 2016 1:32 PM

    one can only hope!

  2. paulbrown46 says: Jan 12, 2016 1:38 PM

    The Browns would have a better chance of getting it right if Jimmy had gone to the owners’ meeting and Dee had stayed back in Cleveland to handle the coaching search.

  3. joetoronto says: Jan 12, 2016 1:39 PM

    I’ve always loved the Brownies, but there’s something about this guy I just don’t like.

  4. idiotmillionaire says: Jan 12, 2016 1:41 PM

    Wonderful…

  5. jmd0722 says: Jan 12, 2016 1:43 PM

    In the best interest of the city and league, Haslam should sell his interest in the team. He has had it long enough to screw up the team.

  6. weepingjebus says: Jan 12, 2016 1:46 PM

    Might just not want to cross state lines due to outstanding warrants.

  7. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 12, 2016 1:48 PM

    Roger Goodell’s National Integrity League

    Where an owner can con tens of millions of dollars from his PilotFlyingJ customers but has enough “integrity” to be allowed to own a team.

    Haslam should be in jail, not owning a major sports franchise.

    Goodell is vile

    Goodell must go

  8. blantoncollier says: Jan 12, 2016 1:50 PM

    I would have liked the Browns chances had Jimmy never found his way to CLE.

  9. beerbudsnbevo says: Jan 12, 2016 2:03 PM

    He is waiting for his copy of “NFL Ownership for Dummies” Book to arrive from Amazon…

  10. jjfootball says: Jan 12, 2016 2:03 PM

    That’s because he is not a real owner. lol

  11. 80sbroncofan says: Jan 12, 2016 2:06 PM

    Is he hanging out with Johnny Manziel?

  12. jerry944 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:07 PM

    This dude is a criminal..he stole millions and lied to the government under oath..yet Goodell worries bout stupid little crap the players do like wearing pink not during breast cancer month

  13. PokeSalad says: Jan 12, 2016 2:17 PM

    “At this point, what difference does it make?”

  14. duanethomas33 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:19 PM

    Haslan is staying back Cleveland, conferring with his trusted consigliere Mr. Homeless Guy, to decide who the future fired in 2018 HC will be for the Browns.

  15. kenc000134 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:26 PM

    I’m a Vikings fan recovering from another botched field goal that lost us another playoff game and I look at what Browns’ fans have put up with for the past 20+ years and I SHUT my mouth. How an owner can be so short fused thinking that an NFL team can just turn things around with overall mediocre coaches and players, is absolute inexplicable. PLUS, who would really come into an organization with that much negative history and toxicity? I feel for you guys and hope there’s some sort of saving grace for you the fans and the team – Good Luck

  16. granadafan says: Jan 12, 2016 2:27 PM

    Jimmy was too busy trying to find the homeless guy to ask for his opinion on the next coach.

  17. fenny88 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:41 PM

    this guy should be forced to sell his team

  18. rjpats says: Jan 12, 2016 2:42 PM

    House arrest?

  19. istateyourname says: Jan 12, 2016 2:46 PM

    He says, “Whats the big deal on where to locate a business, just find a highway exit with some land and put it there, sheesh…”

  20. td40 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:53 PM

    He avoided the owners meeting, but was spotted mere blocks from his home in a Burger King, sporting a blonde wig, fake mustache, sunglasses, and posing as Jerry Manzlam. He was found out when he used his own credit card for a #6 meal.

  21. liongator says: Jan 12, 2016 2:59 PM

    If he is staying behind to hire a coach, it’ll be a Hue mistake.

  22. marooncat79 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:59 PM

    Prob to dumb to know how to get to the airport

  23. pacodawg says: Jan 12, 2016 3:02 PM

    Get it right this time? They could hire anyone and the truth is no one will know if he is a good hire for 4 years. If Saban is so good why did he fail in Miami? Throw a dart and hope.

  24. natijim235 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:09 PM

    bengals fan here -hope Hue doesn’t go to the browns – should have replaced Marvin Lewis

  25. heymister24 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:12 PM

    Haslam & Haslam and the 3 amigos [scheiner…sushi…depodesta] are looking hard for a HC to show people how smart they think they are.

  26. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 12, 2016 3:13 PM

    Everyone’s hit the reset button now that the Dolphins hired the brightest prospect out there.

  27. araidersfan says: Jan 12, 2016 3:13 PM

    I’m sure that if Haslam hires Hue Jackson that it’ll be on the advice of the same homeless guy who recommended that he draft Johnny Manziel as his QB. And Jackson would add the same kind of chaos to the Browns as Manziel (as if Cleveland needs more of that).

  28. bobnelsonjr says: Jan 12, 2016 3:16 PM

    The old Browns were winners. Change the name to the Ravens and they have done well.

    The New Browns should be a lot smarter if they learned from their mistakes. Unfortunately, they haven’t been learning and they don’t seem to be asking anyone for help learning to run a franchise.

    Older Browns fans that remember the old Browns have to be the saddest customers of the Factory of Sadness.

  29. mogogo1 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:20 PM

    Defrauding truckers is a full-time job. No time for owners’ meetings.

  30. ebdug says: Jan 12, 2016 3:27 PM

    Haslam stayed home because he’s not allowed to leave town.

  31. justintuckrule says: Jan 12, 2016 3:36 PM

    Don’t worry Browns’ fans. When I win powerball tomorrow night, I’m gonna buy the team for you from this schmuck and restore it to greatness.

  32. ebdug says: Jan 12, 2016 3:36 PM


    weepingjebus says:
    Jan 12, 2016 1:46 PM

    Might just not want to cross state lines due to outstanding warrants.

    ebdug says:
    Jan 12, 2016 3:27 PM

    Haslam stayed home because he’s not allowed to leave town.

    You beat me to it. weep. Good job!

  33. heymister24 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:38 PM

    That was NOT dee haslam in Houston, that was Jimmy in a blonde wig and glasses!

  34. ebdug says: Jan 12, 2016 3:41 PM

    The owners group is aleady corrupt, Haslam wasn’t needed there.

  35. blakeden says: Jan 12, 2016 3:54 PM

    Sorry but my sources tell me it was not Dee Haslam at the owners meeting it was Juanita Manzel in full Las Vegas drag

  36. rcali says: Jan 12, 2016 4:19 PM

    Statistically, it calculated out that Haslam was to stay away from the meeting……and they walk the next batter.

  37. oldcracker says: Jan 12, 2016 5:25 PM

    bobnelsonjr says:
    Jan 12, 2016 3:16 PM
    The old Browns were winners. Change the name to the Ravens and they have done well.

    The New Browns should be a lot smarter if they learned from their mistakes. Unfortunately, they haven’t been learning and they don’t seem to be asking anyone for help learning to run a franchise.

    Older Browns fans that remember the old Browns have to be the saddest customers of the Factory of Sadness.
    ____________________________________________________

    Born and raised in Cleveland. Lifelong Indians and Browns fan. I do remember the glory days of each. Now, I’m almost 70 and getting too old to expect a SB. I guess I’ll have to enjoy the real Browns (Ravens) glory….even if it makes me vomit.

  38. anusfur says: Jan 12, 2016 5:53 PM

    Where was DEE HASLAM last year.? Why has she suddenly surfaced?

    Indictments coming I suspect.

  39. breakingbarriersw says: Jan 12, 2016 7:34 PM

    Haslem missed both the meeting and the interview while partying with johnny football in vegas

  40. wadi79 says: Jan 12, 2016 8:02 PM

    There comes a time when you think, maybe I should just disown this team. My old man watched jimmy brown in the good old days. We were there when the u-haul vans were fired up and ready to leave. What could have been with Belichick. I keep saying year after year they will figure it out eventually. I don’t believe in curses but this is getting out of hand.

  41. bobsnygiants says: Jan 12, 2016 8:14 PM

    more owners should stay home, and go for a long NAP.

  42. mitchitized says: Jan 12, 2016 8:26 PM

    Come on Jimmy, you know better than this! You build an NFL franchise on stability, not willy-nilly!

    — A Steelers fan, missing the days when playing the Browns was the only games that mattered

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