Ernie Green, a Browns legend who played alongside Hall of Famer Jim Brown, was diagnosed in 2005.
In the spirit of 'men can get breast cancer too,' we wanted to share the story of a Cleveland legend who survived breast cancer. When he played for the Browns from 1962-1968 as a fullback alongside Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, Ernie Green lived in Shaker Heights, according to The Plain Dealer. Green watched his two sisters survive the disease before he was diagnosed himself in 2005. He was treated at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Active in philanthropy and a successful business man, Green lives in Dayton. So before you dismiss that lump you feel, get it checked out. Related stories: Men Can Get Breast Cancer Too: What You Should Know Where to get Free Mammograms in Northeast Ohio
Don Cockroft will talk about his new book about the Browns' Kardiac Kids season
Red Right 88. Those words make Cleveland Browns fans wince 30 years later. A Browns player who was witness to all the highs and lows of the Kardiac Kids era will be at Westlake Porter Library on Sept. 25, talking about his new book about that time. Don Cockroft, who was a punter and placekicker for the Browns, will come to the library to discuss his book, 1980 Kardiac Kids: Our Untold Stories. Cockroft will sign copies of the book from 6 to 6:45 p.m., and again after his 7 p.m. talk. Cockroft was the Browns' placekicker for 13 seasons and punter for nine. It was in his final season, 1980, that the Browns had their Kardiac Kids season that came to a crushing end with the infamous Red Right 88 play in the AFC playoffs against the eventual …