Potential Browns Investor Jimmy Haslam Is Also A Steelers Fan, Minority Owner

Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner is exploring the possibility of bringing in an investor. In a statement released Friday morning, Lerner revealed that he has been in negotiations with petroleum magnate Jimmy Haslam about a stake in the Browns. Just one problem, Haslam is a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and a very public fan of that team.

From Ian Rapoport of NFL.com:

A Friday piece from Forbes has more on Haslam's background.

Awkward indeed, especially since the Browns and Steelers play each other twice a year in the AFC North.

Lerner kept details of the talks with Haslam confidential. As a result, it is not clear whether he is buying a stake in the Browns franchise or the whole enchilada.

For more on the Browns, visit Dawgs By Nature and SB Nation Cleveland.

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