Former NFL lineman Orlando Brown dead at 40
September 23rd, 2011
02:52 PM ET

Former NFL lineman Orlando Brown dead at 40

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

While he was with the Browns in December 1999, a flag thrown by an official struck him in the eye and led to Brown suing the league.

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  1. tdub

    @ anr...Does that stand for Another Nosey Redneck??? Hahaha.
    @ HoustonSteve, ur right. You DO post idiot comments and u do a great job of it! Hahaha. U won't hook ME tho...

    September 23, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Close Friend of Orlando Brown

    This man was a very caring, gentle GIANT and most likely died of natural causes. Those who knew him knew he was a great guy, so please show some respect on here....don't talk about him that way. May you rest in peace big guy.

    September 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • roger

      Yea He used to shop in my store at Giant food in Bowie all the time. He was that and actually very funny...he was friends with one of the employees I worked with. Orlando was very down to earth I might add.

      June 22, 2013 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. Gonzo

    Absolutely, Orlando was a great guy! Class act, always stopping by to talk to kids, helping the community and being kind to everybody around him!
    Orlando will be missed, I'm shock!
    RIP big man!!!

    September 23, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |

    to bad he died... he would have made a good pirate...

    September 24, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. anon

    above, you are a dope.

    September 24, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kevin Cody


    September 27, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ravens Fan

    He always kept an eye out for his opponents.

    September 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ravens Fan

    Al Sharpton is asked that everyone send him money in Orlando's memory.

    September 28, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
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