Forbes column questions Haslam's ability to hold on to Browns

5:38 PM, Jun 27, 2013   |    comments
Cleveland Browns new owner Jimmy Haslam sits in the 'Dog Pound' in the first half of their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 24, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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In the wake of a rebate fraud investigation at Pilot Flying J, C.E.O. Jimmy Haslam is getting more national attention Thursday after a Forbes column called his Cleveland Browns an organization that appears to be on the verge of imploding.

Jimmy Haslam bought the team back in October.

In April,federal agents raided Pilot's Knoxville headquarters, to gather evidence on suspected rebate fraud by some employees.

The Forbes column highlights Haslam's attempts to play a more hands-on role but places concern on his reliance on Pilot Flying J for his main source of wealth.

It also notes a recent streak of Cleveland Browns players getting in trouble with the law in the past few months.

The author goes as far as saying Haslam selling the team might be the best thing for both the Browns organization and the N.F.L. as a whole

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