Jim Brown was a legend on the field. Unfortunately, he’s been a legend when it comes to making headlines post-career with what he’s had to say about the organization at times. Today, Marc Sessler of NFL.com informs us that Brown had this to say about Cleveland fans and the lingering hatred of Baltimore last night at NFL Honors:
“That’s old news now. Baltimore has proven themselves on the football field. We can’t take that away. Art did not make the correct move in my opinion, at the time. It hurt the people, but now it’s time to get over it.”
Brown played for the Browns from 1957-1965 and became one of the NFL’s all-time greats before retiring at the age of 29. Brown’s statement comes on the heels of deceased former Browns and Ravens owner Art Modell failing to make the Hall of Fame cut from 15 to 10 on Saturday, capping what may have been his best shot at getting recognized in Canton.
Kirk Lammers grew up on the Marblehead Peninsula and is a graduate of THE Ohio State University. He now lives in Northeast Ohio, and you can find him at the ballpark, at the Q, or far too often on Twitter (@WFNYKirk)."