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