Saturday evening, Akron-Beacon Journal beat writer Pat McManamon become the first local journalist outside of BerniesInsiders.com to confirm an ESPN story that the Cleveland Browns intended to fire General Manager Phil Savage.
From the Beacon-Journal's copyrighted story:
"Was Savage really going to be fired? Yes. Sources familiar with the discussions said that a decision had been made, and Savage was going to be let go Monday or Tuesday."
McManamon's report ties to information provided to Bernie's Insiders about the situation and ties to our analysis on Friday afternoon that media and fan reaction may have played a significant role in the team's apparent back-pedaling on the matter.
Team President John Collins stated on the team's "flagship" station WTAM Friday afternoon that Phil Savage "has not been fired" and "will not be fired". Collins also used the team's web site to slap at the media, calling the rumors "unfortunate and very unfair to the organization".
- Site Staff