Jim Brown may be 77 years old and getting up there in age, but he is still arguably the greatest running back to ever play in the NFL. Now that he is back with the Cleveland Browns, some of the players on the team would be wise to listen closely when he speaks — especially those who may be partying to much.
On Sunday while attending the Sprint Cup race at Pocono, Brown talked about how he plans to help the Browns and expressed concern over some of the players’ behavior.
“They have a little running back there [Trent Richardson] I might be able to help,” he said, via ESPN.com. “And some of those players are staying out a little too late at night. I have a little advice for them, as well.”
For what it’s worth, the NFL announced last week that wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended for the first two games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. We don’t know if that’s what Brown is referring to, but he is obviously concerned over the way some of the players have been spending their free time
Mandatory minicamp began this week, so it is officially time for players to get out of offseason mode and into work mode. If some of the Browns have trouble doing that, it sounds like one of the greatest players in franchise history will be right there to help keep their focus.
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