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  • Published: Jul 17th, 2014
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What does the Pilot/Flying J settlement mean to the Browns?

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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam signed off on a settlement agreement with the federal government to pay a 92 million dollar fine. It has been broadly reported that this issue is now closed. That is not the case.

In the 40+ page agreement, the fed reserves the right to continue to prosecute individuals that were involved in the withholding of rebates to customers. That does not mean that Haslam will be indicted. It simply means that the fed does not have enough evidence at this point to indite him or any of the other top officials. By reserving the right to continue to prosecute, there is still a chance that additional indictments may come but it is less likely.

One thing that can not be overlooked is the party politics of this investigation. Where Jimmy’s brother not the Republican Governor of Tennessee, there would have been a much less public investigation of the crime. Make no mistake about it—the company did violate federal law. But the fed did all it could to be as public as possible about the crime.

Bottom line—Every Browns fan should buy their fuel at Flying J or Pilot because the team owner needs the money to pay the fed.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

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  • Published: May 26th, 2013
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The investigation of Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam stinks of politics.

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Anyone that knows the background of Attorney General Eric Holder would expect another attack on Republicans.

It was Holder that refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for threatening white voters with weapons outside Philadelphia voting locations.

It was Holder that pushed the Obama regime to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the state of Arizona for having the gall to enforce federal and state immigration laws.

It was Holder that refused to inform Congress about giving guns to known drug lords (Operation Fast and Furious) then trying to cover it up.  After it blew up in his face, he even tried to use the scandal to justify stricter gun control laws.

And of course Holder and the Obama regime are not at all bashful about using the IRS to further their political agenda.  The Congress is just now getting started investigating the IRS suppressing conservative votes in the 2012 election by refusing to approve Tea Party groups’ applications for non-profit status.

So it should not have surprised anyone that the Obama regime would go after an gas and oil distribution company owned by a family that includes the Republican Governor of Tennessee.  While the charges against Haslam are serious, we must consider the source—the most politically corrupt regime in recent US history.

The advantage of being in power is that you can decide who gets investigated and who gets a pass.  If Pilot/Flying J was owned by Al Gore, there would be a courtesy call from the AG to Al saying clean up the rebate program.  Since PFJ is owned by Republicans, they get locked down, investigated and skewered in the media.

So when the regime is crying about the unfair practices of PFJ just remember, it is the Obama regime that is the most unfair.  I am not saying that PFJ did not screw up.  But I do believe that had the family been good Democrats, Holder and Obama would not be going after them.

That’s what I think.  Tell me what you think.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits https://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several novels on and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts.  You can hear the previous shows on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

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