The Browns fired director of player engagement Aaron Shea tonight, a team spokesman confirmed.
Shea, who spent the past three years in the role and worked for another three years as a sales associate in suite operations, announced his dismissal via Twitter.
“Browns nation my 9 lives have run out tonight,” Shea tweeted. “They fired me tonight and it has been a good run. Going to miss being around the guys!”
Shea played tight end for the Browns from 2000-05 after they drafted him in the fourth round out of the University of Michigan.
“The Browns would like to thank Aaron for his years of service to the team,” the spokesman said. “The organization is going to be moving in another direction with the player-engagement role.”
A new director of player engagement has yet to be announced.