January 3, 2006

Cleveland Browns president resigns

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cleveland Browns president and chief
executive officer John Collins has resigned, the club announced

Team owner Randy Lerner said he would assume Collins'
responsibilities. Head coach Romeo Crennel and general manager
Phil Savage would remain in position.

The franchise had been in turmoil since reports surfaced
last week that Savage would be fired.

Lerner had determined that Collins and Savage could not
work together so he decided to make the change, a source told
the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Browns were 6-10 this season, tied with Baltimore for
last place in the AFC North Division.