NFL legend doesn’t take anti-police bait; black communities need ‘fathers to do the right things’

A legendary NFL running back slammed the black community during an interview this week when asked about the Tamir Rice case in Cleveland.

Jim Brown, who played for the Cleveland Browns and is considered to be the greatest running back in the history of the game, appeared on Fox Sports’ “The Herd” Tuesday when host Jason Whitlock brought up the case of the 12-year-old who was carrying a realistic looking toy gun when he was shot by police.

“I could talk for 10 hours on police brutality through the years historically against African-American people, but then there are other people that have had problems with the police. The problem that I’m looking at, Jason, is young, black men terrorizing their own community,” Brown said. “My thought of all of this, how it should be cleared up is to have the community take pride in itself, clean it up, be the cleanest community in the world. Fathers do the right things with their kids and their wives, and I think we’ll see a tremendous change.”

Watch the clip below.

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