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Thursday, February 19, 2004

NFL Sues Orlando Brown: The NFL has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against Orlando Brown, alleging that he owes the league money because he returned to professional football after receiving an injury settlement. Brown received a $15-20 million settlement from the NFL, after he sued over an incident in which he was hit in the eye with a penalty flag weighted with metal pellets. According to The Washington Post, the settlement stipulated that if Brown returned to play, the NFL would get 50 percent of his after-tax income each season, up to a total of $1 million. Last season, Brown played for the Ravens under a one-year, $1 million contract.