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Jim Brown, once a hero, maybe never should have been one

“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain” – Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight

For many, Jim Brown is considered to be one of the greatest athletes of all time, and arguably the best football player to ever lace up a pair of cleats.

But to those in the African-American community, he’s been much more than that.

He’s an icon.

From the football field to the big screen to being a voice for the culture as a civil rights activist, Brown has a legacy like none other.

But that was then, and this is now.

And it’s time that we stop lying to ourselves about who and what Jim Brown was, and currently is.

Brown has been in the headlines recently for some things he’s said, and his quotes have raised some eyebrows because they don’t line up with the image he’s portrayed for decades.

“I should be criticizing Trump on every level because he does certain things that call for criticism,” Brown said Tuesday on the JT The Brick Show on Fox Sports Radio. “But when I look at television I see all these announcers become experts and they’re pointing the fingers and they’re not doing a doggone thing but pointing their fingers, I find myself really pulling for the president.

 

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