The Cleveland Browns and running back Jim Brown have had a strained relationship in the past two years, from president Mike Holmgren relieving Brown of his executive adviser duties to Brown himself showing little confidence in running back Trent Richardson.
That’s why it comes off as a little surprising to hear that Brown will be in attendance at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 23 as part of the team’s Alumni Weekend. He’ll be there to support former running back (and teammate) Ernie Green, along with defensive back Clarence Scott, as both players are inducted as Cleveland Browns Legends.
Holmgren has stated that he would like Brown to come back to the team, obviously aware of how odd it is that the legendary running back and, arguably, the greatest player in history, continues to paint the organization in a negative light. At the same time, though, Brown hasn’t been doing himself any favors by doing so.
Regardless of what has happened in the past, Browns fans will surely welcome Jim Brown back to the field with open arms in late September.