If you haven't heard that Cleveland Browns President and CEO, Carmen Policy could be headed back to the West Coast, then you haven't been with us at Bernie's Insiders over the past few days.
But, that's alright, you are with us now, so let us recap what we have been told. The ‘word' that is coming from people in the know inside the cities of Cleveland and New York, and from the Super Bowl in San Diego, is that Policy has aspirations to head-up a new or existing franchise in the City of Los Angeles
Our original story on the potential departure of Policy to the West Coast has been met with serious interest, which has enabled Bernie's Insiders to gain some additional information.
Late this past week, the buzz within the league offices was that Carmen Policy would be heading up a franchise that will be placed in Los Angeles. Yes, we did say will be placed in the second largest market in the country.
Basically, that tells us that the chances of Policy landing the gig in Los Angeles is rated better that a 50-50 chance at this time. In what could be a telling situation, at least two members of Policy's staff with the Browns could be on the move. This only points to something significant that could be in the making.
Bill Hampton Jr., the Browns Vice President of Operations, and Bruce Popko, the Browns Vice President of Marketing and Development have been in the process of seeking other employment opportunities, from what we at Bernie's Insiders have been told.
Before joining the Browns in 1998, Popko served as the director of marketing and promotions for two years with the San Francisco 49ers. Prior to working in San Francisco, he worked for the NFL league offices in New York, with the NFL marketing group. Indications from league sources are that Popko is attempting to rejoin the NFL league office in New York.
Hampton also has prior ties to the NFL league office. From 1993-1998, he was the director of pro line operations and managed the Coaches Club with NFL Properties.
We'll continue to monitor the situation in Berea and provide the latest on this developing story....