Jim Brown has never been one to be bashful in speaking his mind.
Somewhat surprisingly, that’s the case with regard to the Hall of Fame running back recently being stripped of his “executive advisor” title with the Cleveland Browns.
Brown is keeping a low profile and keeping his cool on the matter.
“The only quote I can give you that concerns the Browns is that Mrs. [Norma] Lerner, she told me once the greatest compliment that I ever had concerning the Browns. She said, ‘I appreciate so much the fact that you look out for my son [Randy],’” Brown told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “As things occur and politics occur, that quote demonstrates my attitude towards the Browns. I’m 74 years old and when I ride around in my car and go back to the league and I go and speak to the rookies, I think of that particular compliment from a mother.
“The one thing you learn about life is that you don’t try to hurt people, you don’t try to defend yourself, you don’t try to do anything but be helpful. So I stand by who I am, what I am and what I do. I will never open up any Pandora’s box because I have too much respect for the Lerner family and the Cleveland Browns and the way I’ve been treated. I’ve been treated like a champion.”
Clearly, Brown is taking this parting with the team he loves in stride.
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