Former Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Orlando Brown was found dead in his home Friday morning, Baltimore police said. He was 40, according to the NFL's website.
Authorities said there was no sign of trauma or foul play.
Brown, nicknamed "Zeus," retired in 2005 and lived in Baltimore, where he was involved in the franchising of restaurants, according to NFL.com.
While he was with the Browns inÂ December 1999, a flag thrown by an official struck him in the eye and led to Brown suing the league.