Side Note: I wonder whether the Browns would be willing to trade with us.
It's possible that Chudzinski has heard the stuff that's been said about him, and might be taking it personally.
Mind you, Chud doesn't make the decisions, but I'm sure he has a say.
If you let personal feelings get in the way of doing good business, you shouldn't be making any important business decisions.
But yeah, your last part kind of answers your question. I can't imagine Chud has much input on who they can and can't trade with.