Standing up for Taxpayers and Sports Fans

The owners of the Cleveland Browns, who have accepted massive taxpayer subsidies, and who are apparently engaged in backroom discussions about moving the team, must comply with ORC 9.67, a state law which requires them to offer the team to either the city or local investors, first, before moving the team. 

I know. I wrote the law as a member of the Ohio Senate to protect the taxpayers, sports fans and cities from being manipulated by billionaire sports team owners who don't care about breaking the hearts of loyal fans.

Are the Browns' owners negotiating in good faith with Brook Park, Ohio, and disclosing that the owners cannot move the team from Cleveland without first complying with ORC 9.67, the state law which puts restrictions on sports team owners who receive tax benefits?

Dennis Kucinich

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