Browns president denies meddling

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns president Alec Scheiner said he doesn't desire to run football operations and plans to stay in his business lane.

Scheiner, who helped the Browns unveil a new logo Tuesday, was responding to a CBSSports.com report that Scheiner was "involved in everything," doing "too much," has a tense relationship with coach Mike Pettine and watched film every Monday with Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer.

ESPN reported last month that the team felt pressure from the business side to play Johnny Manziel, who entered the league with off-field appeal.

Scheiner said he occasionally watches film with Farmer "to sit in there and try to learn and listen," as he did with scouts while on the Dallas Cowboys staff before joining Cleveland in 2012.

Pettine said last week he never watched film Mondays at 6 a.m.

To the portrayal of a meddling president, Scheiner said his role is defined.

"I like my role," Scheiner said. "I've got enough on my plate."

Scheiner was included on a five-person Browns retreat to Florida last month alongside Pettine, Farmer, executive vice president Sashi Brown and owner Jimmy Haslam, whom Scheiner called a "fantastic" owner who provides resources and asks the right questions. At the retreat, Browns brass tried to define "what kind of organization we want to become."

Haslam has said Scheiner is not a problem in the organization.

"The most important thing is how we work together in the building, what progress we're making in the building," Scheiner said. "I feel great about that. I've always felt great about working with Ray and Pett."