Former Browns Executive Bill Hampton Jr. Passes Away at 51


Bill Hampton Jr., a former executive of the expansion Cleveland Browns, died Wednesday evening of a heart attack following the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles.

Hampton, who was 51, joined the Browns in 1999 to manage the day-to-day operations of the Berea training facility. He also coordinated schedules and team travel, eventually rising to vice president of operations.

He later left the Browns in 2006 to work as the senior director of pro leagues for UnderArmour. He is survived by his two brothers, who also work for NFL teams, and his son Jack.

One never wants to hear the news of the passing of a member of the Cleveland Browns family, but hopefully the support and thoughts that go out to Bill Hampton’s family help in the recovery process.