Jimmy Haslam

Browns unveil statue of Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown

For one more Sunday, Jim Brown felt the kind of emotional surge that made him an NFL legend.

The greatest player to wear a Cleveland Browns jersey, and in the conversation as the best in league history, Brown was immortalized as the team unveiled a bronze statue of the running back's likeness outside FirstEnergy Stadium.

The 8-foot-tall sculpture, which weighs more than 2,000 pounds, depicts No. 32 at the top of his game. He's in motion, the football tucked tightly under his left arm, his right arm cocked to ward off an oncoming tackler.

Although the tribute came 51 years after Brown walked away from the game at the peak of his career to pursue an acting career in...