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4 JIM BROWN
Peter King
September 19, 1994
In the summer of 1966, on the London set of "the dirty dozen," Jim Brown, the world's greatest running back and an aspiring movie actor, could be found playing touch football at lunchtime with members of the film crew. On July 13 a few news agencies received calls indicating that the Cleveland Brown star had something to say. A handful of reporters showed up on the set, and Brown, without ceremony, announced that he was retiring from football, immediately.
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September 19, 1994

4 Jim Brown

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Brown, now 58, also serves as a consultant to his former team, counseling players about life in and out of football. Last season, after a Cleveland win, Brown walked through the cramped locker room, his arm around hero-of-the-day Eric Metcalf, whispering something to him. "Look at Jim Brown," said running back Ron Wolfley. "What a man. If we could all do what he does, we'd have a pretty great country."

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