CLEVELAND (AP) -- Citing fatigue from travel, Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown cancelled a speaking engagement with some of the NFL's rookies.
Brown had been scheduled to conduct a history lesson for AFC rookies on Wednesday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. However, the 77-year-old former Cleveland Browns star issued a statement saying he is extremely tired and needs rest.
"I am very sorry that I am unable to attend tomorrow's Hall of Fame session with the rookie class," Brown said Tuesday in a statement released through the league. "Our young NFL players are very dear to me, but due to my extensive travels of late, I am extremely tired and need to rest. I look forward to returning to Ohio this summer for all of the festivities as we celebrate 50 years of the Pro Football Hall of Fame."
Fellow Hall of Famer Mike Haynes will replace Brown, who lives in Los Angeles.
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