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Orlando "Zeus" Brown, Tackle Best Known For Suing The NFL After Taking A Penalty Flag In His Eye, Dead At 40

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Brown, who spent most of his career with the Ravens, got hit with Jeff Triplette's flag while playing for the Browns in 1999. He missed nearly four seasons and received a $15-20 million settlement from the NFL.

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He was found dead at his home today, with no signs of foul play, police said. His family became concerned after they hadn't seen him for a few days.

Former Ravens player found dead [Baltimore Sun]

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