The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know including a story about a company owned by Jimmy Haslam pulling ads from ESPN
In late January, ESPN’s Seth Wickersham released an article that pulled back the curtain on some of the more embarrassing portions of Jimmy and Dee Haslam’s tenure as owners of the Cleveland Browns. Now a few weeks later, reports are surfacing that Jimmy Haslam’s other company is backing out of a deal with the network that ran the story.
Haslam is the CEO for Pilot Flying J, and they have now pulled the plug on a multi-year advertising deal with ESPN — with the critical story being at the core of why the arrangement is now off.
It’s probably hard to blame Haslam for being a little put off by ESPN, but at the same time, the sports network showed they weren’t playing favorites simply because of a marketing deal being in place.
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That story and more can be found in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
"“Pilot Flying J is pulling its extensive advertising and sponsorship agreement with ESPN two years into a four-year deal, sources say, after ESPN.com ran a critical story on the inner workings of the Browns. Jimmy Haslam, who owns the Browns with his wife, Dee, also is Pilot Flying J’s CEO.”"
The report in question was incredibly unflattering as it painted the Haslam’s as bad owners. It’s not surprising they wouldn’t want to be in any kind of partnership with ESPN after that. However, fixing their culture is probably the better way to go.
Shane Carter has his eye on the 2019 NFL Draft and continues to break down positions that the Browns need to consider. This week, his focus was the big guys up front as he looks at several offensive tackles who are in the draft.
"“Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku told TMZ Sports that he’s “really excited” to play with running back Kareem Hunt, who was acquired on Monday.‘I’m really excited that he’s here,” Njoku said. “I know he can definitely help our offense in years to come rather than just next year.'”"
There will be plenty of takes about Kareem Hunt landing with the Browns, but the fact is he’s a good player and some of his new teammates will likely be happy to have him on the team for that reason alone.
Having Hunt and Nick Chubb seems like it could be a problem since both need the ball. However, Dan Justik says teams can divvy up the snaps and uses the New Orleans Saints as an example.