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The Browns will pay an actual dog before they'll pay former stars

Alumni relations in Cleveland are not well, despite a new Jim Brown statue going up this year.

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FOR THE DAWGS: The Browns are honoring Jim Brown with a statue. Makes sense, right? But all is not well between the Browns and their other alumni who feel as though the team is leaving them out of various roles and functions and a loss of perks as Jimmy Haslam's bean counters have scaled back. The real insult for many Browns veterans is the fact that they're asked to donate their time while the team's dog, a bull mastiff named Swagger, gets as much as $800 for an appearance.

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