Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown seeks 1965 title ring in NY court

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Jim Brown (Fox 8 file photo)

NEW YORK- After nearly half a century apart, Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown and his lone championship ring may soon be reunited.

Brown came to Manhattan federal court Tuesday to try to settle a lawsuit he brought against a memorabilia dealer. Brown says he doesn’t know who stole the ring from his Cleveland home in the late 1960s.

The 79-year-old Brown, walking with a cane, talked about the importance of the ring as he waited to meet with a magistrate judge.

He says it means more than any of his trophies and awards because it represents the teamwork it took to win the league’s championship in 1964. The Los Angeles resident scored 106 touchdowns in nine seasons before retiring at the peak of his career in 1965.

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