The Browns induct 16 Hall of Famers on Sunday into their first “Ring of Honor” but the greatest Brown of them all (Jim Brown, of course) will be with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C.
Brown, still upset with a reduced role with the organization, says he won’t attend the ceremonies despite last minute entreaties.
“No, I won’t be going,” Brown said. “My legacy won’t be defined by [Browns President Mike] Holmgren.” Brown sent Holmgren a letter that he doesn’t want to be a “greeter” or a “mascot” for the organization.
Brown used to have owner Randy Lerner’s ear as an adviser. Holmgren seems to have that ear exclusively these days.