“This is the one thing the Browns did for the state of Ohio that we should all praise them for. If people in Columbus don’t want to buy the team, they can move."
-- Ohio state
representative Mike Duffey
, who asked Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine
to take legal action to block Columbus Crew SC’s possible move to Austin, using a state law passed following
the NFL Cleveland Browns' move to Baltimore. The law requires a pro sports owner that uses tax-supported facilities or gets public financial assistance to, among things, a chance to buy the team at a
reasonable price. (Columbus Dispatch