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September 15, 1989 | MEGAN ROSENFELD, The Washington Post
Jim Brown walks like something's hurting him. Maybe it's the pointy-toed black snakeskin cowboy boots. Maybe it's an old football injury. Or could one of his numerous girlfriends have delivered a well-placed kick? "I just walk funny," he said. He always gets out of cars slowly, so as not to pull anything. Is it possible the man is showing a few signs of age?
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July 1, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Life is all about collisions. Having them, avoiding them, learning from them. A recent day brought one between Jim Brown and Buddy Miley. The former is famous and the latter is not. That added to the fascination. Brown is one the better football players ever. He led the NFL in rushing eight times as a member of the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965. He also appeared in several dozen movies, some of them quite good. He is 77. Miley was a football player at a suburban Philadelphia high school in 1973.
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SPORTS
September 20, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Cleveland Browns President Mike Holmgren, who caused a rift with legendary running back Jim Brown when he dismissed him as a special adviser to the Browns when Holmgren became president in 2010, wants to make things right. Holmgren says plans to meet with the Hall of Fame running back in the next few days, hoping to repair their relationship. Brown has told the team he will take part in alumni activities this weekend surrounding Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Brown was so upset by Holmgren's decision to change his role with the club that he refused to attend the ceremony in which the Browns unveiled a ring of honor inside their stadium, a permanent display instituted by Holmgren.
SPORTS
September 20, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Cleveland Browns President Mike Holmgren, who caused a rift with legendary running back Jim Brown when he dismissed him as a special adviser to the Browns when Holmgren became president in 2010, wants to make things right. Holmgren says plans to meet with the Hall of Fame running back in the next few days, hoping to repair their relationship. Brown has told the team he will take part in alumni activities this weekend surrounding Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Brown was so upset by Holmgren's decision to change his role with the club that he refused to attend the ceremony in which the Browns unveiled a ring of honor inside their stadium, a permanent display instituted by Holmgren.
SPORTS
July 1, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Life is all about collisions. Having them, avoiding them, learning from them. A recent day brought one between Jim Brown and Buddy Miley. The former is famous and the latter is not. That added to the fascination. Brown is one the better football players ever. He led the NFL in rushing eight times as a member of the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965. He also appeared in several dozen movies, some of them quite good. He is 77. Miley was a football player at a suburban Philadelphia high school in 1973.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1985 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Former professional football star Jim Brown will be charged with rape, sexual battery and assault in an alleged attack last month on a 33-year-old schoolteacher who was a guest at his Hollywood Hills home, the district attorney's office announced Monday. A female companion, Carol Moses, 22, who was arrested with Brown the morning after the Feb. 19 incident, will not be charged, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Sandra L. Buttitta, head of the office's sexual crimes unit.
NEWS
March 22, 1985
Professional football star-turned-actor Jim Brown pleaded innocent to charges of rape, sexual battery and assault filed in connection with an alleged attack Feb. 19 on a 33-year-old schoolteacher who was a guest at Brown's Hollywood Hills home. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Elva R. Soper scheduled a preliminary hearing for April 18. Brown, 49, free on $17,500 bail, was accompanied to court by his attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., and several supporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1985
Actor and former professional football great Jim Brown was formally charged Tuesday with raping, sexually battering and assaulting a schoolteacher last month at his Hollywood Hills home. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office filed the three-count felony complaint against Brown, 49, in Municipal Court, where he is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. If convicted, Brown, who remains free on $17,500 bail, could be sent to prison for up to 13 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2004
A salute to actor Jim Brown will highlight the African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase, taking place this weekend at Hollywood's Raleigh Studios at 5300 Melrose Ave. Brown, a former Hall of Fame football player who starred in several films, such as "Slaughter" and "100 Rifles," before becoming a youth advocate and activist, will be honored Sunday during the closing night of the festival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1999
Football legend Jim Brown has failed to disqualify a judge who ordered him to enroll in domestic violence counseling--his sentence for smashing his wife's car with a shovel in June. During a brief hearing Tuesday in Hollywood Municipal Court, Brown was told that Orange County Superior Court Judge Kazuharu Makino was not granting his request to retroactively replace the original judge in the case, Gail S. Fischer, who sits in Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2011 | Susan King
Hall of Fame baseball greats from Lou Gehrig to Mickey Mantle didn't exactly hit home runs when they tried their luck in feature films. In fact, for most baseball stars, it was a swing and a miss. But that hasn't been the case with some pro football players. The reasons? Perhaps it has to do with the sheer physicality of the game -- football players seemed to fit easily into the action genre. And surprisingly many, including Terry Bradshaw, Bubba Smith, Alex Karras and O.J. Simpson, found a home in comedy.
SPORTS
August 30, 2010 | Wire reports
Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown has informed Cleveland Browns President Mike Holmgren that he will not attend the Sept. 19 ceremony when the team unveils its new ring of honor. Brown, considered the greatest player in team history, is one of 16 Hall of Fame members to be inducted in the ring during halftime of the team's home opener against Kansas City. Brown was an adviser to Browns owner Randy Lerner before he was stripped of his duties by Holmgren, who was hired in December.
SPORTS
August 6, 2010
A panel of experts rank the best NFL running backs of all time: STEVE YOUNG , ESPN analyst and Hall of Fame quarterback: 1. Barry Sanders: He was the most unbelievable guy ever. I just couldn't fathom the things that he did. He was the only guy I knew that, instead of going back and talking to the coaches when we were off the field, I would tell the coach, "Hold on, I've got to go watch Barry run. " 2. Emmitt Smith: He was a pure workhorse. You hand him the ball, and he always fell forward.
FOOD
July 1, 2010 | By Jenn Garbee, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Jim Brown pauses during his singsong sales pitch at Whole Foods in Venice just long enough to replenish samples of his namesake tomato-based hamburger relish. "You've got to use more cream cheese than cracker so you can take the relish to almost overflowing," he explains, swiping the bottom of a wheat cracker with a layer of cream cheese. He turns the cheese spreader upright, and then carefully builds a half-inch white wall on adjacent sides of the cracker to form a two-sided repository for the tangy condiment.
SPORTS
December 7, 2009
at Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 17: Coach Jeff Fisher secretly wears a Peyton Manning jersey under his Titans gear. Feels like a loser. at Jacksonville 23, Houston 18: Jaguars in playoff hunt; Jaguars fans can't find stadium (smallest crowd in club history, 42,079). Denver 44, at Kansas City 13: Remember when Coach Josh McDaniels wanted Matt Cassel to be the Broncos quarterback? Chiefs concur. Oakland 27, at Pittsburgh 24: A forgetful Al Davis labels the deciding touchdown pass with nine seconds left, "The Immaculate Reception."
SPORTS
December 7, 2009 | Sam Farmer
One was playing to maintain perfection. The other to salvage pride. And in the end Sunday, the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders -- teams with very little in common this season -- each pulled off remarkable come-from-behind victories. The undefeated Saints faced three 10-point deficits at Washington before rallying to beat the Redskins in overtime, 33-30. The three-win Raiders scored three late touchdowns -- the last with nine seconds left -- to stun the Steelers at Pittsburgh, 27-24, and deal a devastating blow to the postseason hopes of the defending Super Bowl champions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1999
Hall of Fame football player and actor Jim Brown was charged Thursday with threatening to kill his wife and smashing her car windows with a shovel. City Atty. James K. Hahn filed one count of making a terrorist threat and one count of vandalism, both misdemeanors, against Brown, 63, for an alleged incident at the couple's Hollywood Hills home on June 15, said Lara Bloomquist, supervising attorney. Brown was arrested that night after his wife, Monique, 25, called 911 at 6:50 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1985 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Saying he might risk imprisonment to protect his principles, former professional football star Jim Brown indicated Monday that he is undecided whether to comply with a search warrant seeking pubic hair and saliva samples in connection with a rape charge filed against him. "I'm going to think about it," Brown said outside the courtroom after Los Angeles Municipal Judge Candace D. Cooper ruled that she would sign the warrant requested by the district attorney's office.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2009 | Lewis Beale
Michael Jai White remembers the first time he saw people onscreen who looked like they came from his 'hood. This was in an otherwise forgettable 1976 blaxploitation flick called "The Monkey Hustle" starring Yaphet Kotto and Rudy Ray Moore as street-smart con men trying to stop the Man from demolishing their neighborhood for a freeway project. It may not have been high art, but in its own sneaky way, "The Monkey Hustle" was truly glorious. "It was just brash, unlike anything I'd ever seen," says White, the co-screenwriter and star of "Black Dynamite," a spoof of '70s-era black action pictures that opens Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2009 | Glenn Whipp
Not all that long ago (OK, it was back when Los Angeles had a pro football team, but still. . .) when Hollywood needed a TV tough guy or a B-movie action star or a lunkhead to liven up a sitcom with a "Very Special guest appearance," casting agents would turn on a football game, look for a player with a little charisma and presence and pick up the phone.
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