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January 22, 1962
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January 22, 1962

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Jimmy Brown, the fine fullback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League, last week voiced some objections to the way Paul Brown, the Cleveland coach, had used him during the 1961 season. "It was my feeling," said Jimmy, "that I was asked to do more than my share. I made more than 300 rushes and caught 46 passes.... Obviously the club had planned to trade Bobby Mitchell, a great runner and flanker. So I was given many of his plays. I have never objected to doing my bit, but I don't care to take the burden to help a trading scheme on the part of the club."

Brown said he might quit pro football for the public relations field, a maneuver that could jar the Cleveland front office into granting him a substantial raise in 1962. It would be well deserved. With Mitchell gone and the chances slim that rookie Halfback Ernie Davis will become a superstar overnight, Jimmy Brown can look forward to more and harder work next season in Paul Brown's solid but unimaginative offense.

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