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Former NFL DB Corwin Brown hurt in SWAT standoff

Posted on: August 12, 2011 6:57 pm
Edited on: August 12, 2011 9:24 pm
 
BrownPosted by Josh Katzowitz

UPDATED (9:19 p.m. ET): According to the Chicago Tribune, Corwin Brown has been hospitalized after suffering a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his side.

During the standoff, Brown requested several people to whom he could speak, including a former Michigan coach. He was heard to be saying over the bullhorn, "I need you to be a Michigan man."

For now, Brown's condition is unknown.

UPDATED (8:23 p.m. ET): The Tribune writes the standoff is over. An ambulance has left the scene with its lights and siren running.

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The home of Corwin Brown, a former NFL safety who also spent some time coaching for the Patriots and the Jets, has been surrounded by a SWAT team and other police after shots were fired inside his Granger, Ind., house.

This, according to the Chicago Tribune, WSBT-TV and the South Bend Tribune (Brown is also a former Notre Dame defensive coach).

Officials said the police were called about 1 p.m. Friday afternoon after a domestic abuse call was made. Neighbors have said that Brown’s wife and children have evacuated the house, but apparently Brown is still inside and allegedly firing gunshots.

Police also have said they’ve talked on the phone with Brown late this afternoon. They’ve also said over a bullhorn: “Please let us know that you are OK," and "Nobody here wants to hurt you."

Brown played for the Patriots, Jets and Lions from 1993-2000. In his career, he recorded three interceptions in 120 games played.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 7:16 am
 

Former NFL DB Corwin Brown hurt in SWAT standoff



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Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Former NFL DB Corwin Brown hurt in SWAT standoff

Hey usna89rules. You should do a little more research on how bad concussions really are. Tons of studies out there now showing the correlation of concussions and depression, along with many other brain related diseases. There are many athletes now that are donating their brain to this study once they die. It's sad to see the results of some of the sicknesses from these concussions. Take a look at the Chrus Benoit case, good example. 



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 8:26 am
 

Former NFL DB Corwin Brown hurt in SWAT standoff

If there's brain damage it's due to 'roids not concussions. If it was concussions he'd be shuffling around dazed and confused instead of violent. More than likely, he was so used to being the testosterone filled big man on campus his whole life that he's turned into a bitter, flat broke has been like a other former players who never learned self control. Sad but it happens all the time. A lot of professional athletes skip the whole growing up part of their lives until their careers are suddenly over and find themselves facing a reality they are not prepared to deal with.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2011 12:52 am
 

Former NFL DB Corwin Brown hurt in SWAT standoff

Doesn't sound like brain damage to me...sounds like another loser who likes to beat on his wife.  Where is Detective Bud White when you need him?



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 10:54 pm
 

How many concussions do we need?

I would be willing to bet that Brown suffered a lot of brain damage from his playing days, and that a SPECT would show some pretty severe abnormalities.  Something needs to be done.  The players are too big, too fast, and too powerful for the current equipment.  I would really like to see rugby-style helmets.  That would force players to play under more control, and lessen the amount of chronic sub-concussions they currently sustain.  


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