CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Browns and NFL lost a 35-year veteran of professional football Tuesday after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.
Executive Vice President Bryan Wiedmeier spent more than three decades in the background of the NFL as a leader of teams' business endeavors. He passed away Tuesday at the age of 57.
Wiedmeier was diagnosed with Stage Four brain cancer in October 2012 and after undergoing surgery to remove a glioblastoma tumor, was given 15 months to live. He survived for nearly four years.
Wiedmeier spent his first 29 seasons in pro football with the Miami Dolphins, and his last six with the Browns, where he was a driving force behind the club's long-term planning. He held a pivotal role in $125 million of renovations and improvements to FirstEnergy Stadium, according to the team.
Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam had this to say on the passing of Wiedmeier:
Wiedmeier is survived by his wife, Mary K., and five children, Lauren, Victoria, John, Danielle and Matthew.
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