Jim Brown makes amends with Cleveland Browns
By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer September 21, 2012 10:02AM
FILE - This Jan. 5, 2010 file photo shows Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown listens to new team president Mike Holmgren during a news conference in Berea, Ohio. Browns President Mike Holmgren plans to meet with Brown in the next few days in hopes of patching up a rift. The NFL great as been at odds with Holmgren since he was removed as a senior adviser to owner Randy Lerner, who is selling the franchise. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
AVON, Ohio — Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown hopes to have a role with the Cleveland Browns after a two-year estrangement from his former team.
Appearing at an alumni golf outing on Friday, the 76-year-old Brown said he’ll meet Saturday with incoming owner Jimmy Haslam III. Brown would like to have a hand in developing “a new winning attitude” with the Browns. He previously worked as an adviser to owner Randy Lerner, but was relieved of his duties by president Mike Holmgren.
Brown said Holmgren has reached out to meet with him this weekend. Brown said he’s looking forward to sitting down with Holmgren, and the two “didn’t have much of a confrontation.”
Brown also said he has seen flashes of greatness in Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson. Before the NFL draft, Brown called Richardson “ordinary” but now added he made those comments to motivate the 22-year-old.