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Cleveland Browns Hire Alec Scheiner as Team President

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam talking to the Redskins' Daniel Snyder this past Sunday.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam talking to the Redskins' Daniel Snyder this past Sunday.
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Whether this has anything to do with the eventually dismantling of the Pat Shurmur and Tom Heckert regime, the rumors can keep on flowing after Adam Schefter tweeted the following on Tuesday:

Who is Alec Scheiner? A 2010 article from Sports Business Daily (h/t: Les Fleurs Du Mal) gives some insight on his background and one of the major contributions he made during his time in Dallas:

As the general counsel for the Dallas Cowboys, Scheiner has his fingerprints on almost every key off-field decision, most notably the planning, financing and construction of the team’s new stadium.

It sounds like Scheiner's background is more focused on business, so it's hard to say what his role would be compared to new CEO Joe Banner. If Scheiner is indeed named "president," he would be fulfilling the title previously held by Mike Holmgren.

UPDATE: The Browns have now confirmed the hiring. According to press release from the team, Scheiner will "oversee all aspects of the day-to-day business operations, including in-game enhancements and local broadcasting" and VP of Business Operations Bryan Wiedmeier "will transition into new role, focusing on long-term strategic planning." Read the full release for quotes from Scheiner and Banner.


Dane Brugler of, who lists himself as currently residing in Dallas but formerly of Northeast Ohio, tweeted some information about Scheinar:

We'll have more on the hiring of Scheiner as information comes along.