Multiple people familiar with George's proposal to the board said the offer made clear that Brown would have a heavy role in the day-to-day leadership of the series, a role Brown has repeatedly told The AP he does not want.
"It all appears a bit strange and kneejerk to me," Brown said Sunday night. "I don't understand why Jeff Belskus hasn't communicated a longer-term plan. Unless there isn't one, which as CEO, I hope he has. The industry needs to know the plan."