Browns Put a Halt to Their “Browns Legends” Program

The Browns have decided, at least for the time being, to pull the plug on their Legends class, as they have announced there will not be a Browns Legends Class this year.

“The decision was made to take this season (off) to assess (the) program,” Bill Bonsiewicz, vice president of communications, responded in an email.

The Browns Legends started back in 2001 by late owner Al Lerner, and has had a class each year since it started – till now.

“We would like to establish criteria to ensure we continue to elect deserving individuals to join the over 40 players already inducted.”

The Legends Program right away started with the players of the Browns that were already in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Since then, the media has nominated and elected a class each year representing eras by decades. Fans have also contributed to the vote.

The class of last year included Warren Lahr (1940s-50s), Paul Wiggin (1960s), Walter Johnson (1970s) and Eric Metcalf (1980s and beyond).

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3 Responses to “Browns Put a Halt to Their “Browns Legends” Program”

  1. Scott @ WFNY says:

    The last Browns legend is Eric Metcalf?

    That’s like the Rock Hall shutting their doors after enshrining Hall and Oats…

  2. Dan B says:

    what a joke, I thought there was already criteria established. Just do not want to spend the money or Mangina wants to further push the fans away.

  3. Clayton says:

    When the program starts up again, it seems to me that it would be advisable to allow all former Browns players to have some input into who gets inducted.

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