Football great Jim Brown to get 1964 title ring back

Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown takes part in the "Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field" panel during the Civil Rights Summit on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Brownl discussed using his platform in football to raise awareness for civil rights. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)
Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown takes part in the "Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field" panel during the Civil Rights Summit on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Brown discussed using his platform in football to raise awareness for civil rights. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown and his long-lost championship ring will be reunited after nearly half a century.

Brown settled a lawsuit Wednesday he brought in Manhattan federal court against a memorabilia dealer. Brown says someone stole the ring from his Cleveland home in the late 1960s but he doesn’t know who.

The 79-year-old Brown, walking with a cane, talked about the ring as he waited to meet with a magistrate judge. He said after the settlement that he felt good.

He says it means more than any of his trophies and awards because it represents the teamwork it took to win the league championship in 1964.

Brown scored 106 touchdowns in nine seasons before retiring at the peak of his career in 1965.

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