Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is scheduled to make a public statement this afternoon, the third time he has met with reporters since federal agents raided his Pilot Flying J CEO company last week. According to a media advisory, Haslam will make a statement at 3 p.m. at Pilot headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., but will not take questions.
"Due to the ongoing investigation, Haslam will not take questions, but his statement about the actions the company plans to take is significant and should help to answer the media’s questions," a media advisory said.
Federal agents raided Pilot facilities on April 15 in Knoxville. In an affidavit unsealed last Thursday, the government released documents in which recorded conversations and information from unnamed informants were used to allege that certain Pilot employees have conspired and schemed to engage in rebate fraud for many years.