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Cleveland Browns new owner Jimmy Haslam is the new sheriff in town, brings new flavor to Cleveland: Who will stay and who will go? Eagles Joe Banner is new president, CEO for next season, Banner has record and passion for winning football games

By Karl Kimbrough, Sports Writer, Cleveland Urban News.Com  ( ) CLEVELAND, Ohio- Jimmy Haslam III is the new owner of the Cleveland Browns, which became official Oct. 16. And he  brings with him,  a new flavor for the major metropolitan city of Cleveland where professional sports is a draw. A billionaire who was unanimously voted in as the majority owner of the football franchise last week in  Chicago IL., Haslam also  brings a new era of professional football to Cleveland.  He comes experienced in the corporate world, and in football. He made his fortune as president and CEO of Pilot Flying, a nationwide truck stop travel  center based in Knoxville, TN. The former eight percent owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Haslam has taken over the Cleveland  Browns in rapid fashion. His hands on approach gives some fans and players alike the feeling that there is a new sheriff in town and that the organization will be run much differently than with previ