MENTOR, Ohio --- New Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was the guest speaker at the United Way of Lake County Thursday morning. Haslam told the crowd he's passionate about football and the Browns, and he wants to win just as badly as the fans.
Haslam, 58, bought the Browns last year for $1 billion. The Browns have the sixth overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
Haslam's family also owns the Tennessee Smokies, a Class AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Haslam has homes in Knoxville, Tennessee and locally in Bratenahl, Ohio.