Jan 11, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns chief executive officer Joe Banner during a press conference at the team

Former Cleveland Browns CEO Joe Banner may never return to NFL

The Cleveland Browns blew up their front office this offseason and the result was not only the firing of the general manager but also of the CEO as well. No one was left standing except owner Jimmy Haslam who blew the smoke from his pistol and moved on from the mess that he had created a year prior.

Not even the head coach was safe this offseason as Haslam stripped the team clean and started over brand new. But the mass firings are still having an effect on those who were on the receiving end as Joe Banner is still not a happy camper about being fired as CEO of the team.

Banner told Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com that he’s not rushing back into the NFL and he’s unsure that returning to a job in football is something he ever wants to do again.

“I’m not going to do anything for now, and whether or not I’m going to come back and do something in football is up in the air,”

Talk about being a lover scorned.

Banner questioning his future in football seems to be a bit rational given that he hasn’t even been out of a job for half a year and will likely get work if he looks hard enough for it. Given how smug Banner was about being a genius for firing Rob Chudzinski after one season, it’s hard to feel bad for him as he put on bad look after bad look in the turbulent start to the Browns offseason.

So with all of that in mind, Banner might be too egotistical to take a job lower than general manager or CEO withing a club to build his way back up as he smacked of entitlement in his last days with the Browns and seems to not be through throwing a fit with his latest comments.

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