Jim Brown’s Life In Hollywood, The NFL and Politics Saluted In Online Reactions

Jim Brown’s Life In Hollywood, The NFL and Politics Saluted In Online Reactions

Raquel Welch and Jim Brown in the western drama ‘100 Rifles’ (20th Century Fox), 1969.
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The world of sports, Hollywood and politics came together online today to mourn the passing of Jim Brown, who made an outsized impact in all of those sectors.

Even though his last NFL game was more than 50 years ago, and his last film more than eight years ago, Brown still loomed large in the minds of those politicians, athletes and organizations who marveled at his skills in multiple venues.

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Some of the online reactions so far:

I was too young to remember Jim Brown’s playing days, but I knew his legacy. One of the greatest football players ever, he was also an actor and activist – speaking out on civil rights, and pushing other Black athletes to do the same. Our thoughts are with Jim’s wife Monique, his…

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 19, 2023

Fran and I are saddened to learn of the death of legendary NFL running back Jim Brown. As a young boy, I would watch Jim play for the Cleveland Browns on TV every Sunday, and few could keep him out of the end zone. https://t.co/GqjfUtHbsV

— Mike DeWine (@MikeDeWine) May 19, 2023

3x MVP
1964 NFL champion
9x Pro Bowler
8x first-team All-Pro
Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1971
NFL 100 All-Time Team

Jim Brown will forever be one of the greatest to play the game we love. pic.twitter.com/JXF5dBlA38

— NFL (@NFL) May 19, 2023

Decades ago my Dad returned home after attending a Saturday football game between Holy Cross and Syracuse and told me he’d just watched the greatest football player he’d ever seen, maybe the greatest ever. And he was absolutely correct. https://t.co/dVFrgUMDkQ

— Mike Barnicle (@mikebarnicle) May 19, 2023

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