Two years ago fans of football's Cleveland Browns cut up their MBNA credit cards to protest the team's move to Baltimore. MBNA Corp. chairman Alfred Lerner owned 5% of the Browns and was seen as a villain who had helped to relocate the team.

Today, Mr. Lerner is the leading candidate to own the new Cleveland Browns, a National Football League expansion franchise.

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