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March 29, 2002 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Football legend Jim Brown hasn't eaten since beginning a jail term two weeks ago, but Ventura County officials said Thursday that he is fasting for "spiritual cleansing" and is not on a hunger strike. "Usually on a hunger strike, the person is protesting something--his treatment or the reason he's in jail," said sheriff's spokesman Eric Nishimoto. "I know Mr.
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SPORTS
March 24, 2002 | STEVE JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
An infomercial is an infomercial, but it can be a fascinating infomercial. "Jim Brown: All-American" is that kind of film production because it is about one of the most compelling athletes of all time and one of the most debatable. As an athlete, Brown was much more than the greatest running back of all time. As an individual, his insights and efforts toward boosting the black community remain beyond the ambition of all but a few black athletes.
NEWS
September 24, 1991 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city lights twinkle far below Jim Brown's Hollywood Hills home, steam rises from his heated swimming pool and the boys from the 'hood sit in his mirror-paneled living room awaiting their weekly dose of self-esteem. They come from Watts, Compton, Willowbrook and Carson, most of them former Crips and Bloods with long prison records, racy monikers and fading tattoos.
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July 4, 2002 | JESSICA BLANCHARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Football legend and former action film star Jim Brown was released from the Ventura County Jail on Wednesday after serving less than four months of his six-month sentence for smashing the windows of his wife's car in 1999. Brown, 66, was convicted on a misdemeanor vandalism charge and chose to serve the jail time rather than complete a domestic violence counseling program, pay a fine and donate to a battered women's shelter.
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January 6, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A judge said she had no other choice but to sentence football great Jim Brown to six months in jail Wednesday when he refused to attend domestic violence counseling for smashing his wife's car with a shovel during a fight last summer. At a sometimes tense hearing in Hollywood Municipal Court, a lawyer for the 63-year-old NFL Hall of Famer and movie actor said Brown was refusing counseling, as well as other probation conditions, because the sentence was unconstitutional and dehumanizing.
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August 28, 1999 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Football legend Jim Brown, facing charges of spousal abuse, has attacked his 25-year-old wife on at least two occasions and threatened to kill her, a prosecutor told a Hollywood Municipal Court jury Friday. Deputy City Atty. Grace Kim Lee said in her opening statement that Monique Brown told police her marriage had a history of violence.
SPORTS
January 19, 1985
Former Pittsburgh Steeler running back Franco Harris defeated former Cleveland Brown running back Jim Brown in the 40-yard dash Friday to win a two-day competition. The televised contest, called "I Challenge You," evolved from Brown saying on national television last year that he could beat Harris in the dash. Harris, 34, was clocked in 5.16 seconds. Hampered by a hamstring injury, Brown, 48, finished in 5.72 seconds.
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