News Channel 3 Learns of Tennessee's New Twist To Lure Jon Gruden
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The following statement was sent to us by Neal Gulkis, Vice President of Media Relations for the Cleveland Browns:
"Jimmy Haslam has no involvement in the University of Tennessee head coaching search, and the report that Jon Gruden would potentially have an ownership stake in the Browns is completely erroneous."
The idea was too good to be true.
As noted by Mark Wiedmer in Chattanooga, Gruden could end all of this silliness by issuing a statement either confirming or denying his interest in the Tennessee job. He hasn't yet, which allows internet rumors like the Browns deal to proliferate and get even sillier.