Report: Browns face fallout over texting investigation

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CLEVELAND– There could be fallout as the NFL investigates the Cleveland Browns to see whether or not text messages were sent to coaches on the sideline during games.

According to the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Browns General Manager Ray Farmer is the subject of the probe. He is believed to be the one who violated the electronic use policy by texting. The so-called dysfunction is one reason Kyle Shanahan left the Browns.

There could be punishment handed down as early as this week, but quite possibly it could happen in about three weeks.

Farmer is facing a multi-game suspension, perhaps up to four games, and the team could lose a draft pick; that’s still to be determined.

The Browns issued the following statement on Wednesday, “As we stated before, we are fully cooperating with the league’s investigation and have no comment at this time.”

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