FILE - In this April 19, 2013 file photo, Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J, speaks during a press conference at the company headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn. Haslam, who also owns the NFL's Cleveland Browns, is the brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. The prominent Haslam family is trying to control the damage following a federal investigation into the family business that could threaten to unravel decades of growing wealth and influence that spans business, sports and politics in the state and beyond.An affidavit released after an April 15 raid of the company's headquarters by FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents alleges that sales employees withheld rebates owed to customers so they could boost profits and pad their commissions. o charges have been filed in the case as the investigation continues. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File) (The Associated Press)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a youth football clinic in New York, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The NFL football draft begins Thursday in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (The Associated Press)
NEW YORK – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he met with Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on Tuesday about the federal investigation into his family's truck stop chain.
The FBI alleges widespread fraud of customers at Pilot Flying J, the country's largest diesel retailer. Haslam has said he won't step aside from the Browns or as the company's CEO.
Asked at a pre-draft event Wednesday if he was concerned, Goodell said "of course when you have that type of thing."
Goodell adds: "Jimmy's doing everything he's asked. He's cooperating. He wants to make sure that he's doing all the right things in that regard, and he's assured us he's going to."
The NFL vets all prospective owners, but Goodell says the league couldn't have known about the investigation before Haslam bought the team last year unless the FBI had chosen to share that information.