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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to throw out first pitch before Lake Erie Crushers' game Friday night

By Nate Ulrich Published: July 31, 2013

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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is scheduled to throw out the first pitch before the Lake Erie Crushers’ game at 7:05 p.m. Friday at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Browns director of communications Zak Gilbert confirmed.

The promotional theme for the Crushers’ matchup against the Washington Wild Things is Browns vs. Steelers Night. Haslam was a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers before striking a deal in August 2012 to buy the Browns to from Randy Lerner for about $1 billion.

Gilbert said Haslam will not address the media at the Crushers’ game. His family’s truck-stop empire, Pilot Flying J, is at the center of an ongoing federal investigation into fraud, and the probe has netted seven guilty pleas from former employees thus far.

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