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Cleveland Browns owner Haslam insists he did nothing wrong
Jimmy Haslam does not plan to step down down from his ownership position during an investigation into allegations that his Tennessee-based company, Pilot Flying J, gypped trucking companies of millions of dollars in fuel rebates.
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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The offices of Pilot Flying J truck stops were raided earlier this week; the company is owned by Cleveland Browns' owner Jimmy Haslam
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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says he’s not stepping down any time soon, because he did nothing wrong as CEO of Pilot Flying J truck stops.

At a press conference today, Haslam denied being involved in an alleged scheme at the Tennessee-based firm to short-change gas rebate payments to trucking companies.

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 “When Dad started the company, it was built on integrity that continues today and to have this kind of incident happen at Pilot Flying J is tough," Haslam said. "It’s rocked us, but I feel confident this company is run the right way and will be continued to run the right way."

Haslam said his company will continue to cooperate with investigators. 

The U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tenn., released affidavits quoting a Pilot Flying J executive saying Haslam “knew all along” about the rebate scheme.

The company’s offices were raided earlier this week, following a lengthy investigation that involved confidential informants. The FBI says there is no time frame for the investigation, and the NFL says it has no plans to ask for Haslam’s removal as owner of the Browns.

Haslam did not take questions after he delivered his statement today in Tennessee and is expected to be in Cleveland next week for the NFL draft.

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