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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam returns as CEO with Pilot Flying J, won't impact role with NFL team

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has returned to his role as CEO of Pilot Flying J, a move that will not affect his involvement with the NFL franchise.

Haslam, who bought the Browns for $1 billion from Randy Lerner in August, had left the truck-stop business in September when he hired former PepsiCo chairman John Compton. On Monday, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based company announced that Haslam is returning as CEO and Compton will assume a new role as strategic adviser to Pilot Flying J, the Browns and Haslam family.

Haslam noted in a release the Browns have hired Joe Banner as the club's CEO.

Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis said Haslam's decision to return to Pilot Flying J "will have no impact on the operations of the Browns nor will it affect Jimmy's involvement with the team."