Haslam: Jim Brown is iconic, team is “thrilled” to have him back

Jim Brown is one of the most iconic figures, not just in Cleveland, but the entire NFL. His playing career still stands as one of the most remarkable in league annals, and his work in the community since his retirement, especially with our youth, has been just as impressive. He will be a tremendous asset to our organization and we are thrilled that he will be representing the Browns in many different capacities.

— Cleveland Browns majority owner Jimmy Haslam III on Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown who, on Wednesday morning, was named as a Special Advisor to the team’s front office. In his role, Brown will perform in a variety of off-field capacities with the club and in the community. Brown previously served as an Executive Advisor with the team, a position he held through 2010. “I am excited to be back and a part of a franchise that will always be very close to my heart,” said Brown. “I want to thank Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner for giving me this chance to return to the organization and the great city of Cleveland, whose fans are the best in the NFL and who always have supported me.”

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  • MrCleaveland

    Welcome back to the fold, Big Jim.

    I hope they gave you Holmgren’s old chair (it probably wasn’t used all that much). You can swivel around in it and have a hearty laugh.

    Jim, your first job is to attach your powerful hands to some part of Joe Banner that dangles and gently yet firmly persuade him not to change the uniforms.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I misread that at first thought is said “Jim Brown is on the chronic!”

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    P.S. I didn’t see mention the size of the “charitable donation” to Jim Brown’s AmeriCan.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Ya think he’d need 2 hands for that job? 😉

  • MrCleaveland

    Good point, Sham. Fixed it.

  • MrCleaveland

    Good point, Sham. Fixed it.

  • matt underwood

    Jim Brown is a bigger douche than chris perez – what a pain in the ass

  • Guest

    Wow, I can’t think of a worse influence to have around your young players. Let’s bring a militant muslim racist into the locker room and teach our young players to hate the front office and the fans.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Clearly you’ve never listened to your own broadcasts!

  • Jason Hurley

    Or, we coud bring in a franchise icon to do community outreach and make fun of Mike Holmgren. You know, that could happen, too.

  • Harv 21

    and I haven’t seen credible proof he was even born in this country.

  • Matt underwood

    True… I assume you do not care for “souvenir city”