The Cleveland Browns made a long overdue move a few weeks ago when they decided to invite Jim Brown back into the organization. The franchise’s greatest player had been absent as an official member of the organization for years, but new management decided it would be best for business to bring him back. Brown is now an advisor to the Browns, and it looks like he’ll be playing an active role on the team.
The legendary running back recently made some comments that indicate he will be having a talk with several members of the team:
“They have a little running back there (Trent Richardson) I might be able to help. And some of those players are staying out a little too late at night. I have a little advice for them, as well.”
Brown’s comments seem to suggest that he could become the wise old man, that you don’t want to disappoint in Cleveland. If he does indeed want to mentor or give advice to the young players, I don’t see how that could be a bad thing for the franchise.
Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon was recently suspended for violating the NFL‘s substance abuse policy, so that may have motivated Brown to take action and speak with some of the players.
One thing is for sure, Cleveland can’t afford to lose any more players to suspensions, or to have anybody not completely focused on football. 2013 is going to be another challenging season as the team trys to rebuild, and a little guidance from an all-time great, won’t hurt a thing.
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