CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Browns have fired Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown.
The news was reported by Adam Schefter with ESPN and later confirmed by the Browns.
Brown was hired as Cleveland's executive vice president/general counsel in Jan. 2016. He was promoted to the Executive Vice President of Football Operations on Jan. 3, 2016.
Brown released a statement at 3:42 p.m.:
Owner Jimmy Haslam released a statement regarding Brown's departure:
The regime change comes as the Cleveland Browns are 0-12 in the 2017 season, and 1-27 under Brown's tenure.
Brown was in the middle of a controversy in November when the team botched a trade for Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback A.J. McCarron before the deadline. Some players believed that Brown may have sabotaged the trade.