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Browns hire Scheiner from Cowboys as president

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The Cleveland Browns have hired Alec Scheiner as the franchise's president, the team announced Tuesday.

Scheiner has spent the last eight years in various jobs with the Dallas Cowboys, including senior vice president and general counsel the last five years.

Scheiner will oversee the team's business, stadium and broadcasting operations. He was selected to the Sports Business Journal's "Forty under 40" list in 2010.

"I want to thank Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones and the entire Dallas Cowboys organization for giving me my start in the National Football League and making my eight years there some of the most rewarding of my professional career," Scheiner said in a statement. "I am looking forward to this challenge with the Browns, which I view as a tremendous opportunity to start at the ground level with a new and exciting leadership group."

Added new owner Jimmy Haslam: "We are extremely excited about the addition of Alec to our team. For many years the Cowboys have been a leading innovator among NFL franchises, and Alec played an integral role in this success. We are confident that his expertise will be a tremendous asset, not only for our organization but our fans as well."

Scheiner spent a total of nine seasons in the Dallas organization.

"Alec is a bright and talented executive who has provided our organization with nine years of quality service," Jones said. "He knows his way around the NFL and has fine leadership ability. He is a tireless taskmaster and will be a great addition to the Browns front office. I am thrilled that he is staying in the NFL, because he is a rising star and an asset to our league. We wish him the best."

Also, Bryan Wiedmeier, the team's executive vice president/business operations, will take a new role working looking at long-term projects with new CEO Joe Banner.
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