Orlando Brown can't forget pain

Thursday, August 31st 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

BEREA, Ohio – Orlando Brown reached into his locker, tossed aside a few items and pulled out a referee's weighted yellow penalty flag – just like the one that struck the Cleveland Browns offensive tackle in the right eye last season.

"I just don't want to forget," he said.

Brown, who was placed on the physically unable to perform list Sunday and might never play football again, on Wednesday made his most detailed comments yet about his ordeal that began in a Dec. 19 game against Jacksonville.

Brown spoke about the frustrations of not being able to play and how much he misses the little things – lifting weights, sweating through training camp – that had been his life as a pro athlete.

He said he's still suffering from blurred vision and that he has put his faith in God to heal him. Brown said if an injury settlement is being negotiated on his behalf he isn't aware of it, although he feels the NFL should be held responsible for his pain.