MANHATTAN, Kan. The truth about Arthur Brown lies somewhere between two Michaels: Singletary and Symon. Samurai Mike and The Iron Chef.
"Last night, I think I made some what did I make?" Brown, Kansas State's All-World middle linebacker, recounts with a grin. "I made chicken with some asparagus and some roasted potatoes. Tried to make enough to (last) a couple of days throughout the week."
When the senior from Wichita isn't crushing tailbacks, he's crushing rosemary. Or thyme. At the last Brown family get-together a true team cookout, everybody brought something to the table he presented the masses with an offering of grilled salmon, garnished with potatoes and onions.
"It was excellent," notes family friend-slash-adviser Brian Butler, a self-professed gourmand and longtime sampler of Arthur's culinary wares. "He takes tips (in the kitchen), the same way he does on the field. He watches cooking shows."
And not just cooking shows, either. Brown might be the only member of the...