fans could find out by the end of this week what penalty the team faces for this past season's texting scandal.
According to NFL insider Adam Schefter of ESPN, the punishment will be "severe."
General manager Ray Farmer admitted to sending text messages to the coaching staff in the middle of games, which is a violation of league policy.
The Browns were informed of their penalty at the league meetings this week in Phoenix. If it is severe, the punishment could include the loss of at least one draft pick along with a fine and/or suspension.