Browns president planning to meet with Jim Brown

Associated Press Modified: September 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm •  Published: September 20, 2012
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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns president Mike Holmgren wants to patch things up with Jim Brown.

Holmgren plans to meet with the Hall of Fame running back in the next few days, hoping to repair their relationship which fell apart two years ago when Brown was relieved of his duties as an advisor to owner Randy Lerner. Holmgren said he has reached out to Brown, who has told the team he will take part in alumni activities this weekend surrounding Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

Brown was so stung by Holmgren's decision to change his role with the club that he boycotted a ceremony in 2010, when the Browns unveiled a ring of honor inside their stadium, a permanent display instituted by Holmgren. Brown's absence — he was one of 16 Browns Hall of Fame members enshrined — overshadowed the event.

Brown will be on the field for a halftime ceremony this Sunday as former Browns players Ernie Green and Clarence Scott are inducted into the team's legends club.

The greatest Brown of them all, Brown rushed for 12,312 yards in nine seasons with Cleveland before unexpectedly retiring to pursue an acting career. He is the franchise's career leader in rushing yards, attempts and touchdowns. His No. 32 is retired by the Browns.

During his rift with Holmgren, Brown created controversy when he called rookie running back Trent Richardson "ordinary" before the Browns selected the Alabama star with the No. 3 overall pick in April's draft.



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