Following a Wall Street Journal report that Pilot Flying J has $4 billion in debt, speculation has risen that Haslam would seek relief by selling the Browns.
Haslam emphasized Monday that he hasn't even entertained the notion.
A league source explained to ESPNCleveland.com that Haslam "has been working hand-in-glove" with the NFL since the FBI began its investigation.
"He is taking direction and he is taking advice (from the NFL)," the source said. "They even have a plan in place in the event there is an indictment (of Haslam) to maintain ownership of the Browns during the legal process."