Tuesday's NFL: Hall of Famer Willie Brown dies at 78

The Detroit News
Tuesday's NFL: Hall of Famer Willie Brown dies at 78
Tuesday's NFL: Hall of Famer Willie Brown dies at 78

Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown, who provided the iconic play of the Oakland Raiders' first Super Bowl title, died on Tuesday. He was 78. The Raiders and Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Brown's death but did not reveal a cause. He had been dealing with cancer. “The entire Hall of Fame family mourns the loss of a great man,” Hall of Fame President David Baker said in a statement. “Willie Brown was the epitome of the Raiders motto of 'commitment to excellence' that was integral to the team's sustained success. He embodied virtues like passion, integrity, perseverance and always led by example. His character, on and off the field, made all those around him better.” Al Davis acquired Brown

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