The Cleveland Browns will induct 16 players into the Ring of Honor during half-time in the first home game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The men who will be honored are all of the Browns Pro Football Hall of Fame players. Five of the seven living former players are expected attend the ceremony, but two of them may not be present. One of those is all time great Jim Brown.
Cleveland’s president Mike Holmgrem sent a letter of invitation to Brown, but Brown declined the offer. Holgrem said that he still hopes the former running back will be in attendance.
“I haven’t heard from Jim, but the door is open,” Holmgren said. “After he declined, I wrote another letter to him and again expressed my feelings on how much we would like him there, but understood that he might not be able to come.
“I left the door open. I’m holding out hope that we get that call in the next couple days.”
The other living player who will not attend the ceremony is former lineman Mike McCormack who recentely underwent surgery.