Jimmy Haslam

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Browns' Dee, Jimmy Haslam Say They 'Didn’t Know What We Were Doing' When Bought Team

Dee and Jimmy Haslam faced a steep learning curve when they purchased the Cleveland Browns from Randy Lerner in 2012. "We did a lousy job at first," Jimmy said, per the Akron Beacon Journal's Nate Ulrich. "I mean, let's just face it. It's probably fair to say we didn't know what we were doing. In some ways, I go, 'Ten years, we haven't won very many games.' So I look at it that way."

Jimmy Haslam: Browns ownership didn’t say of Baker Mayfield that they needed an ‘adult’ at quarterback

BEREA, Ohio — Jimmy Haslam said it’s false that Browns ownership made a disparaging remark about Baker Mayfield’s maturity. “Contrary to what is out there in the press, we think highly of Baker and did not get down on him,’’ Haslam said Friday during a Zoom conference following Deshaun Watson’s introductory press conference at the Browns facility. I know there is [an anonymous Browns] statement [reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen] that we needed ‘an adult in the room,’ and Baker felt that came from ownership, but that’s not true. Baker gave it everything he had while he was here. Nobody can question his effort this past year, and nobody can question the four years he gave to the City of Cleveland. We wish him nothing but the best of luck.”

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says Deshaun Watson idea started in football operations

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The decision to pursue Deshaun Watson was originally hatched by the football staff, even it was ultimately an organizational choice. “It was definitely conceived by football operations,” team owner Jimmy Haslam said during a Zoom call on Friday. “I can tell you it was widely vetted throughout our organization, including ownership, but it was conceived in football operations.”

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam denies saying team needs an 'adult' at quarterback in reference to moving on from Baker Mayfield

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam held a virtual press conference on Friday to address the team's acquisition of Deshaun Watson. But while the Haslams fielded questions regarding their process of trading for Watson, who has been accused by 22 women of sexual misconduct, at one point, the conversation shifted from Cleveland's new quarterback to its old one.
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Dee and Jimmy Haslam: “We got very Comfortable with Deshaun Watson the Person”

In a second press conference, separate from the one that included new Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, general manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski, Dee and Jimmy Haslam answered questions about the acquisition of their star quarterback. One phrase that came up a number of times, often their...