Steelers President Art Rooney Releases Statement On New Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam

Even though Jimmy Haslam has said before that he was a Steelers fan through and through for the past few years during his time as a minority owner with them, he will be doing all he can to help his new team after buying the Browns. Specifically, he said that he would be keeping the team away from any more upheavals or overhauls, and would be in it "for the long run."

He was vouched for by Steelers president Art Rooney in a statement released on Friday. Rooney praised Haslam as a great partner and said that the Browns were getting a "strong new owner:"

"Jimmy Haslam and his family have been great partners in the Steelers Ownership for the past three years," Rooney said in the statement. "I am sorry that he will be leaving our Ownership group, but I am happy the National Football League is going to have a strong new Owner. I am sure the Haslam Family will bring constructive and able ownership to the Cleveland Browns."

Haslam has spent Friday on the practice field with the Browns for his first training camp with the team and will be introduced to the media during a press conference at 1 p.m. ET.

For more coverage of the Cleveland Browns' new ownership, stay locked with this StoryStream. Be sure to check out Dawgs By Nature for more Browns news.

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