Browns release statement from Chudzinski
DEC 30, 2013 12:34p ET
In the wake of the decision of Cleveland Browns management to relieve Rob Chudzinski of his duties as head coach, the Toledo native released a statement via the team's media relations department Monday afternoon.
"I was shocked and disappointed to hear the news that I was fired," Chudzinski said in the statement. "I am a Cleveland Brown to the core, and always will be. It was an honor to lead our players and coaches, and I appreciate their dedication and sacrifice. I was more excited than ever for this team, as I know we were building a great foundation for future success. While clearly I would have liked to see the long-term vision through to the end, I am very grateful to Jimmy Haslam and the Haslam family for letting me live my dream."