Reporting Daryl Ruiter
BEREA (92.3 The Fan) - When the Cleveland Browns officially change hands, president Mike Holmgren will not be present.
Holmgren was scheduled to make the trip and represent the franchise one final time on behalf of Randy Lerner at the owners meetings in Chicago Tuesday.
NFL Owners are scheduled to vote on and approve the sale of the Browns from Lerner to Jimmy Haslam III on Tuesday. The deal is worth an estimated $1 billion.
Since officially taking over as team president in January 2010, Holmgren had been casting ownership votes on league business for Lerner but will not Tuesday.
Haslam arrived in Chicago for the meetings on Monday.
It is not clear as to why Holmgren did not make the trip or who will be the official representative of the Browns leading up to the vote.
Executive Vice President – Business Bryan Wiedmeier did travel to Chicago.