(Cleveland) After nearly four decades the Cleveland Browns have announced that they have ended their partnership with the Cleveland Clinic. The Browns will instead partner with University Hospitals, meaning all medical treatments for the team will be performed by UH doctors.

Zak Gilbert, Director of Communications for the Browns, released this statement: "The Browns have had a positive relationship with Cleveland Clinic for many years. With the end of the current agreement approaching, we're in the process of evaluating and discussing this relationship. Our players' health and safety has been and will continue to be the utmost priority for us. To be consistent with club policy, we aren't able to comment on negotiations."

UH is also expected to become one of the Brown's major corporate sponsors, which includes signage at the stadium. The deal is beleived to be worth $30 million over the next 10 years. The Browns had partnered with The Cleveland Clinic since 1973.
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