Browns GM Ray Farmer could be facing suspension, fine for Textgate

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer is facing a potential multi-game suspension for 'Textgate' and the team could be fined and lose draft picks, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Per the report, Farmer texted from the press box to the sidelines about play calling during games.

That led to the exit of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

The investigation -- one of three "integrity of the game" probes currently underway in the NFL -- is expected to be wrapped up soon, as early this week or next week.

CBS reported that former Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains also got texted.

The NFL is going to announce sanctions soon.

Farmer told The Plain Dealer: "I can't comment on that. The league is investigating.''

The Browns haven't denied that it happened.

"I know that Ray and Pett and Sashi Brown, our general counselor, are cooperating fully with the NFL, and if we did anything wrong I'm sure we'll correct it and make whatever amends,'' he said. "I know we've cooperated fully with the NFL."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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