The next new episode of the critically acclaimed “A Football Life” from NFL Films will feature Jim Brown.
The Cleveland Browns legend is among more than a dozen interviewees for the program, which will air for the first time after the Browns-Ravens game Thursday night on NFL Network.
I’ll tell you why I am the way that I am,” Brown says in the show. “It doesn’t start on the field. It starts as a person. I was dealing with race since I was born. And in my inner-self, my strength was unbending when it came to accepting that B.S. – racial discrimination. Because I was never going to let anybody make me feel that I was not top-shelf. And that was a battle that raged, and I could use a lot of that on the field.”
Aside from his amazing feats on the field, Brown’s role in social activism and the racial inequalities he faced during a Hall of Fame career are chronicled.
Other noteworthy participants in the film include Ray Lewis, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jesse Jackson, Dr. Harry Edwards, Paul Warfield and Oliver Stone.