August 23, 2014
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Armed with thousands of e-mails and looking for answers, two die-hard fans met with Browns owner Randy Lerner to discuss the team's problems.
The fans, Mike Randall and Tony Schafer, were scheduled to spend 30 minutes with Lerner but ended up staying in his office for two hours on Tuesday. Randall, aka "Dawg Pound Mike," said Lerner was receptive to their ideas and even tossed out a few of his own. Randall was impressed with Lerner's passion and determination to get the Browns (1-7) turned around.
The fans have been encouraging others to stay out of their seats for the kickoff of Cleveland's next home game on Nov. 16 to protest the Browns' futility. Randall said they were still going forward with the "Brown out" despite their meeting with Lerner.