Browns GM Ray Farmer apologizes for illegal texts
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Browns GM Ray Farmer apologizes for illegal texts
Thursday February 19th, 2015

Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer apologized Thursday for his role in the "Textgate" controversy.

Farmer could reportedly be punished by the league for his role in the controversy. Members of the Browns front office are accused of illegally sending text messages during games about play-calling to people on the Browns sideline. 

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Farmer could be suspended and the Browns could forfeit a pick in this year's draft, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. 

Browns head coach Mike Pettine also addressed the situation on Wednesday. 

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"I'll be honest, I wasn't thrilled about it," Pettine said. "Ray and I have had very clear and open conversations about it. I think as you guys will see tomorrow when you talk to him, he's apologized not just to myself but to other members of the organization."

Jack Jorgensen

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