New Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s introductory news conference opened this afternoon with Browns President Mike Holmgren presenting the Haslam family to the media. Haslam’s father, Jim Haslam Jr., and his wife, Dee, attended the news conference. Haslam, wearing a Browns pin on his blue suit and an orange tie, stood the entire time instead of sitting behind the microphone.
In his opening statement, he vowed to keep the Browns in Cleveland.
“I can’t tell you how excited our family is to be part of Cleveland and more important the Cleveland Browns,” he said. “I know there’s some people who think that maybe we might want to move the team out of Cleveland, and I can assure you there is zero chance of that happening.
"We have one mission and one mission only and that’s to bring winning back to Cleveland. OK? And that’s the sole thing we’re focused on, and I want everybody to know it an understand it. If you don’t know us yet, we’re gonna spend time here this afternoon. We’re gonna be here a lot, and you’ll have the opp to get to know us. But we’re really excited about the opportunity to bring a winning team back to Cleveland.”
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