Jimmy Haslem sells his stake in the Steelers

Matt Sullivan

Minority stake in team bought by previous investors and Scott and Russ Swank.

The NFL's most popular bigamist belongs to only one team again.

Jimmy Haslem purchased 70 percent of the Cleveland Browns for $1.05 billion in 2012, while still owning a piece of the Steelers. According to multiple reports, including this one from ESPN, Haslem's minority stake in the Steelers has been bought up by the remaining investors, and Russ and Scott Swank -

"We appreciate the continued confidence of our Ownership group involving this purchase of stock owned by Jimmy Haslam, and we welcome Scott and Russ Swank to our Ownership group," Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement released by the team.

According to Post-Gazette reporter Ed Bouchette, "Russ and Scott Swank were born and raised in Lower Burrell (Pa.). Russ has spent his entire career running a regional construction business. Scott owns Swank Trading, a commodity futures trading business in Chicago."

Haslem ceased all business operations with the Steelers upon the purchase of the majority stake of the Browns in October. It came in a year in which the Browns and Steelers split two games, with the second one being particularly physical and chippy between the regional rivals.

Pittsburgh has owned the Browns over the last two decades, having won 30 of the last 36 regular season meetings between the two.


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