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Jim Brown, NFL Hall of Famer, passes away at 87

Posted in SPORTS on 5/19/2023 at 5:44 pm.

United States.- Jim Brown, NFL Hall of Famer, Cleveland Browns legend and civil rights advocate, has died at the age of 87, his wife Monique Brown announced.

“He died peacefully in our home. To the world he was an activist, actor and football star. To our family he was a loving and wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Our hearts are broken,” read the message from his wife. had shared. Social Networks.

One of the greatest players in NFL history, Brown was also recognized for being a prominent civil rights advocate during the 1960s, being voted the NFL Most Valuable Player in 1965.

In 1967 he organized a meeting in Cleveland with the nation’s best black athletes, including NBA star Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers, to support the fight for boxer Muhammad Ali. Vietnam.

Years later he worked to curb gang violence in Los Angeles and founded Amer-I-Can, a program to help disadvantaged inner-city youth and ex-offenders.

“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Monique and her family. Jim Brown was a gifted athlete, one of the most dominant players to ever walk the field of play, but also a cultural figure who inspired change.” helped promote. wrote NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

In his nine-year career, the former running back led the Cleveland Browns to their most recent title in 1964, a year before retiring to begin his acting career.

Jim Brown appeared in over 30 films, most notably “Any Given Sunday” and “The Dirty Dozen”.

“Jim is an icon not only of the Cleveland Browns but of the entire NFL. He was the best man to ever wear a Browns uniform and one of the best players in the NFL. Jim is one of the reasons the Browns have such a huge fan base.” Base,” was the message from Brown’s owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam.

Jim Brown was a nine-time Pro Bowl. He retired when he was 30, with the NFL records for most yards, 12,312, and touchdowns, 126.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and made the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team in 2019.

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