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How Haslam Announced the Firings of Banner & Lombardi

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This is a cut-throat business, even for front office people.

Will Burge was the person who was first on the story that Mike Pettine was in Cleveland to sign a contract to be the team's next head coach. Now, Burge is dishing some details from his sources on exactly how team owner Jimmy Haslam handled the dismissals of Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi, and how he announced it to the organization:

Ouch. Message sent.