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Brown's letter goes too far

By Marla Published: August 31, 2010

In recent years, legendary Browns running back Jim Brown has not hesitated to speak out on any number of subjects, calling former Ohio State athletic director Andy Geiger a ''slave master'' during the Maurice Clarett controversy and criticizing golfer Tiger Woods for being too ''politically correct,'' in the wake of a television commentator's comment on lynching.

His controversial statements did not preclude Browns owner Randy Lerner from hiring Brown as his executive advisor, a position Brown held from 2005-2009. When his duties were changed in a restructuring of the front office after president Mike Holmgren arrived and Brown saw himself as merely a ceremonial figure, Brown and the Browns parted ways.

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Heyward sees a different Tressel

By Marla Published: August 30, 2010

Ohio State star defensive end Cameron Heyward said he's getting to see another side of coach Jim Tressel after being named one of six co-captains for the 2010 season.

''He's gotten funnier,'' Heyward said Monday. ''I think he's gotten funnier, just with the seniors. When you become a senior it becomes more personal. Coming in as a freshman, you don't get to talk to the head coach as much. As you become older, you start to see what kind of guy he is and how he cares about this program.''

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DeLamielleure apologizes to Policy

By Marla Published: August 30, 2010

Joe DeLamielleure has an apology to make.

The former guard for Cleveland and Buffalo and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, DeLamielleure said he misspoke Thursday when he criticized former Browns president Carmen Policy for the way Policy treated ex-players.

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