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Cleveland Browns deny report that Condoleezza Rice is in the running for head coaching gig

Key Points
  • Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey denied the team has discussed interviewing former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for the Browns' head coaching job on Sunday.
  • Dorsey issued the statement after a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter said the team was hoping to interview Rice.
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Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey denied the team has discussed interviewing former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for the Browns' head coaching job on Sunday.

Dorsey issued the statement after a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter said the team was hoping to interview Rice.

"Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a great leader, possesses the highest possible character and also happens to be a Browns fan," Dorsey said. "I have the utmost respect and admiration for all she's accomplished and was honored to meet her for the first time earlier this season. Our coaching search will be thorough and deliberate, but we are still in the process of composing the list of candidates and Secretary Rice has not been discussed."

Rice is a longtime fan of the Browns. She joined owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam on the field in Oakland on Sept. 30 when the Browns were in town to play the Raiders.

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