Legendary Football Player Jim Brown Passes Away

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Jim Brown, one of the greatest football player of all time, has died at the age of 87.

His wife, Monique Brown, announced, “It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my husband, Jim Brown.”

“He passed away peacefully last night at our L.A. home. To the world he was an activist, actor and football star,” she added.

“To our family, he was a loving and wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Our hearts are broken.”

Brown was drafted in 1957 in the sixth pick. He won 3 NFL MVP awards and led the NFL in rushing 8 times.

He won a championship in 1964.

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Aside from his prowess on the football field, Brown was also a legendary lacrosse player at Syracuse, where he earned All-American honors.

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After his athletic career, Jim went on to star as a Hollywood actor … in films like “The Dirty Dozen” and “Any Given Sunday.”

In addition to his incredible athleticism and talent on the big screen, Jim was also one of the most prominent voices on the civil rights scene.

Brown held the Cleveland Summit in June 1967, in support of Muhammad Ali, who refused to serve in the Vietnam War.

Brown was joined by Bill Russell and Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), and others.