Cleveland Browns president Alec Scheiner resigns

By The Sports Xchange   |   March 4, 2016 at 4:40 PM
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Cleveland Browns team president Alec Scheiner is stepping down effective March 31.

Scheiner will continue to serve as a consultant to the Browns through the end of 2016, the team announced Friday. He had been in charge of the team's business operations.

Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam have continued the front office reorganization following a 3-13 season, including hiring former New York Mets executive Paul DePodesta as chief strategy officer in January.

"We greatly appreciate Alec's commitment and work as President of the Cleveland Browns," the Haslams said in a statement. "Alec is extremely capable and has helped us establish some very positive inroads with a significant focus on our fan experience, FirstEnergy Stadium and our business partners. He was integral to the rebuild of our organization, the renovations of our stadium and training facility, and many of our strategies on the football side of our business. His guidance has helped us accelerate our learning curve as NFL owners and that is something we will always appreciate.

"Alec is ready for the next challenge in his career, as our new structure would limit the opportunity for his leadership. He is one of the most talented executives in the industry, and we are fully confident that Alec will be successful in whatever permanent role he takes next. We wish him and his family only the best."

Scheiner served as president of the Browns since January 2013 after he worked for the Dallas Cowboys as general counsel. During his tenure with the Browns, Scheiner oversaw the transformation of FirstEnergy Stadium as well as the renovation of the team's practice facility in Berea, Ohio.

"I have had an incredible experience with the Browns," Scheiner said. "Cleveland is amazing and the fans are uniquely passionate. I want to thank Dee and Jimmy Haslam for the opportunity to do what I truly love: rebuilding an organization with a group of people who have shown unparalleled hard work, commitment to their team and city. I look forward to helping the Browns over the next several months as I determine my next challenge."

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