Originally Posted by Tom Servo
I also don't get why he acted as though moving to Baltimore was the ONLY solution as opposed to, you know, selling the team.
He did a lot for pro football though.
Ironic that he didn't want to sell to Al Lerner in 1995 because he wanted to keep the team in the family, moved them, burned through the money and had to sell anyway.
I think what gets me the most is how he played the leaving of the Browns history in Cleveland as a magnanimous gesture. He originally announced the team as the Baltimore Browns and only gave it up to avoid lawsuits to enforce his lease in Cleveland.