The Browns are getting a new owner, and they maybe, just maybe, are closer to getting a legend back.
Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown told the Cleveland Plain Dealer he will return for Alumni Weekend, when former Browns Clarence Scott and Ernie Green are inducted into the Cleveland Browns Legends.
“I’ll be there to support Ernie,” Brown said in reference to the event, which will include a halftime ceremony during the Sept. 23 game against the Bills.
That will mark his first appearance at Browns Stadium in two years, since his falling out with perhaps-soon-to-be-former boss Mike Holmgren.
That embargo included his 2010 induction into the Ring of Honor.
The report says Brown decided to return for the event before Friday’s announcement that Randy Lerner was selling to truck-stop magnate Jimmy Haslam. Brown said he’d wait to comment on the sale until it was official.
While Brown’s beef was never with Lerner, Haslam will be wise to extend the olive branch to the legendary running back soon, so the healing can begin between and franchise and its greatest player.