Former offensive tackle Orlando “Zeus” Brown‚ renowned for filing a lawsuit against the NFL‚ was found dead in his Baltimore condominium on Friday‚ September 23 at the age of 40. The cause of death has not been announced.
Brown‚ who played for both the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens‚ suffered a serious injury in 1999 that almost ended his career. During a Browns game‚ the player was hit in the eye with a penalty flag thrown by official Jeff Triplette. Brown left the field holding his eye‚ came back on the field‚ and shoved Triplette. He was suspended by the league until it was discovered that the thrown flag caused Brown to suffer temporary blindness in one eye.
As a result‚ Brown filed a $200 million lawsuit against the NFL‚ stating that his career was prematurely shortened. The case settled in 2002 for $15 million. Brown had blurred vision and bleeding in the eye and was hospitalized for 6 days. Though he received numerous treatments around the country‚ he wasn’t medically cleared to play again until early 2003. He came back in 2004 and signed with the Ravens.
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