Brown’s wife says he’s fine, after missing speech


As it turns out, Jim Brown isn’t sick, he’s just tired.

The Hall of Fame running back was scheduled to talk to players at the NFL Rookie Symposium, but the league sent out a release earlier today saying he was being replaced because of an illness.

But Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer talked to his wife Monique, who said he was just worn out from 10 days of travel.

“It’s nothing serious,” Monique Brown said. “Jim is fine and really looking forward to attending the [50th anniversary] reunion at the Hall of Fame during enshrinement weekend.”

Instead of Brown, the rookie got their dose of NFL history from Hall of Fame cornerback Michael Haynes, which is pretty good for a last-minute replacement.