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NFL says Haslam hasn’t violated personal-conduct policy

Jimmy Haslam

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam during a news conference announcing the hiring of Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown as a special adviser to the NFL football team Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)


Pilot Flying J, the company run by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, has agreed to pay a $92 million penalty as part of a federal investigation of fraud against the company’s customers. But Haslam himself won’t be penalized by the NFL.

The league says it sees no indication in the investigation into Haslam’s company that Haslam personally did anything that constitutes a violation of the NFL’s personal-conduct policy.

“There have been no allegations of any personal conduct that is in violation of NFL policy,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told PFT.

Although player arrests get most of the attention where the personal-conduct policy is concerned, everyone who works in the NFL is subject to the policy, including coaches, team executives, league officials and owners. Colts owner Jim Irsay is expected to face league discipline in connection with his March arrest for impaired driving. But in the case of Haslam, he’s apparently in the clear, as far as the league office is concerned.