Former Cleveland Brown lineman Orlando Brown found dead - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Former Cleveland Brown lineman Orlando Brown found dead

Former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Orlando Brown was found dead Friday in his condo in Baltimore.  Brown was 40 years old.

Police in Baltimore don't believe foul play was involved.

Brown had two stints with Cleveland, one from 1994-95 and in 1999.  It was in December, 1999 where he had his infamous meltdown at Cleveland Browns stadium after getting hit in the right eye with a penalty flag.  He then went after referee Jeff Triplette and pushed him to the ground. 

Brown was ejected from the game and was out of football for three years because of the injury he sustained in the eye.

He was released by the Browns in 2001 and later sued the NFL for $200 million.  Brown eventually came to a settlement with the league and returned to action with the Ravens.

He would play three more seasons with the Ravens before retiring in 2005.

 

 

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