There’s been a disconnect between the Browns and legendary Hall of Fame back Jim Brown the past few seasons, but it appears that the two sides are ready to see eye to eye.
The running back, who had been estranged from the organization after he was relieved of his duties as a senior advisor, attended an alumni golf outing Friday and said he hopes to have a new role with the team.
“I am forever a Cleveland Brown,” he said.
Brown in the past had some some not so flattering words about Browns first round pick, running back Trent Richardson. He stated that he felt Richardson was just “average,” and saw nothing truly special in him.
Friday in Berea, Richardson said he felt that Brown’s words came out as something to try and motivate him to get better as a NFL back.
“I think it was a motivation thing, you talk to any athlete and you’ve got to say something to motivate them,” Richardson said.
“That’s enough motivation for me just him speaking about me. He’s a legend, he’s an icon, I am happy to meet him, can’t wait to meet him. I know he’s going to say something to motivate me and make me work harder.”
Brown said he’ll meet Saturday with incoming owner Jimmy Haslam III, who recently purchased the Browns for $1 billion from Randy Lerner. Brown would like to have a hand in developing “a new winning attitude” with the Browns, and is looking forward to meeting with Haslam to discuss a possible future with the club.
“What an opportunity to be able to sit down with him,” Brown said. “It’s a beautiful thing.”
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