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NFL Legend Jim Brown Now Fine With National Anthem Protests

NFL Legend Jim Brown Now Fine With National Anthem Protests
NFL Hall of Fame Running Back Jim Brown (Perry Knots/AP)

By    |   Monday, 13 November 2017 03:44 PM

Football legend Jim Brown has changed his mind about the national anthem protest, telling TMZ Sports he is "fine" with it now.

"I think if [NFL players] wanted to kneel and it was within the rules of the game, it's fine with me," he said, adding "I really don't want to speak for anyone else, and I don't want to be negative about too many things."

The Cleveland Browns icon previously criticized the former NFL player who started the protests, Colin Kaepernick, saying the quarterback needed to get his priorities straight.

"Colin has to make up his mind whether he's truly an activist or whether he's a football player," Brown said in late August. "Football is commercial. You have owners, you have fans, and you want to honor that if you're making that kind of money. . . . If you're a football player, play football. If you're gonna be a real activist, use your money, use your notoriety."

Kaepernick, who played for the San Francisco 49ers but has not been able to get a job in the league this season, was named GQ's Citizen of the Year on Monday. Some have suggested NFL teams refused to sign him because of the baggage he brings.

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