It appears one of the bigger black marks from the Cleveland Browns’ tumultuous offseason has officially been resolved.
As you know, the Browns found themselves under NFL investigation earlier this year when reports surfaced of possible text communication between the front office and coaches on the sidelines occurring during games last season, a clear violation of rules which are very cut and dry. Many fans spent the following weeks wondering who would be idiotic enough to break such an obvious rule, and for a while, everyone was in the dark.
However, it soon surfaced that the guilty party was rookie GM Ray Farmer. He had been reportedly sending texts complaining about play-calling and on-field personnel during games to a select few members of the staff on the sideline. Farmer owned up to this, and today, official ruling came down in terms of the team’s punishment.