AVON, Ohio -- Jim Brown made one point more than clear in his first public appearance in the Cleveland area in almost two years.
I will reiterate, he said Friday morning, I am forever a Cleveland Brown.
Brown spoke at Avon Oaks County Club, as he waited to tee off with other Browns alumni as part of the teams Legends weekend. Brown, 76, was moving better than when he was last in town, the result of double hip replacements that he said greatly helped him.
He spoke as he always does -- with candor and insight and without a worry if people agree or disagree with him. As he addressed the public disagreement that kept him away for two years, he largely exonerated team president Mike Holmgren. But Brown stressed he returned mainly out of respect to his teammate Ernie Green, who with safety Clarence Scott will be inducted into the teams Legends on Sunday.
Im very fortunate to be able to be here because a teammate is being honored that did a lot of work, most of it blocking, and has got...