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    Ex-Jet LB and Asst Coach Corwin Brown in Standoff...WTF?

    Very bizarre incident. Don't see a reason why there was a standoff. Glad his wife and kids are ok!

    [URL="http://www.wndu.com/hometop/headlines/Police_stand-off_shuts_down_Granger_neighborhood_127606868.html"]http://www.wndu.com/hometop/headlines/Police_stand-off_shuts_down_Granger_neighborhood_127606868.html[/URL]

    [QUOTE]Corwin Brown has left the scene of a seven hour standoff with St. Joseph County Police injured with a self-inflicted gun shot and in an unknown condition.

    Metro Homicide was called to the scene and crime scene tape has cordoned off the area. Police report they never fired their weapons in the ordeal.

    A search warrant has been served for Brown's house and an investigation into the standoff has begun.

    Corwin Brown left the house in an ambulance around 7:45 p.m.

    NewsCenter 16 can now confirm that shots were fired by Brown around 1:00 p.m. Police also confirm that Melissa Brown did receive a contusion on her head from Corwin Brown.

    Melissa Brown was not transported to a hospital for the injury.

    Sources tell NewsCenter 16 that Bob Chmiel was on-scene during the standoff.

    The police standoff, began around 1:00 p.m. at the home of a former Notre Dame assistant coach shut down the affluent Granger neighborhood.

    Corwin Brown, 41, a former Notre Dame assistant coach, was inside the house, alone. Shortly before 6:00 p.m. Brown came out of his home onto the front porch with a gun, but quickly returned inside.

    Tax records show the house, located in the 10000 block of Glynwater Court, is owned by Brown and his wife, Melissa, who together have three children.

    Sources tell NewsCenter 16 that around 1:00 p.m., a scream was heard coming from the home. They also say that Melissa Brown first sent the children outside and to a neighbors home before leaving the home herself.

    After exiting the house, Melissa then called 9-1-1 from a separate neighbors house before returning to the house where her children were in.

    Police tell NewsCenter 16 that they have never been called to the Browns' house before. Police were in communication with Brown through the use of a bullhorn in addition to a cell phone inside the home.

    Neighbors told our crew on scene the police were originally responding to a report of domestic violence. Neighbors also said they heard gun shots coming from the home which police have been unable to confirm.

    AEP was contacted by Police and shut down power to the house. St. Joseph County Police is working in corporation with Mishawaka Police, Clay Township Police in addition to other agencies in the surrounding area for support.

    Brown served as Notre Dame's Defensive Coordinator under Charlie Weis from 2007 to 2009. When Weis was fired, Brown became defensive backs coach for the New England Patriots in 2010, but is not coaching this season.

    Brown was a standout for the Michigan Wolverines and went on to play for the Patriots, Jets and Lions in the NFL. He is known as a dynamic and energetic coach, who was a well liked by his players.

    NewsCenter 16 has a crew on-scene and will bring you the latest updates on this case both on-air and online.[/QUOTE]

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    Crazy huh?

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    another poisoned fruit of the Belicheat tree

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    Hope all goes well for Corwin. daang!

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    [QUOTE=sg3;4101832]another poisoned fruit of the Belicheat tree[/QUOTE]

    Actually, I remember Parcells speaking highly of Corwin when he played for the Jets when Parcells was coach..Parcells thought Corwin had a future as a coach

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    Another case of spending to much time alone with wife. Glad he survived!

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    Corwin has been hospitialized.

    [url]http://www.freep.com/article/20110812/SPORTS06/110812046/Former-Wolverine-Lion-Corwin-Brown-hospitalized-gunshot-wound-after-standoff-police[/url]

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    For the record, Corwin Brown played Safety for the Jets.

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    [QUOTE=TechJet;4101839]Hope all goes well for Corwin. daang![/QUOTE]
    +1 Feel sorry for the dude. Hope he gets the help and counselling he needs

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    Corwin Brown's family issues statement following police standoff

    In a statement released a statement to the media Tuesday afternoon, Corwin Brown’s family tried to explain what caused the former Notre Dame coach and [URL="http://www.wsbt.com/topic/sports/football/national-football-league-ORSPT000007.topic"]NFL[/URL] player to spiral into a near seven-hour standoff with police last Friday afternoon.

    The statement reads:
    [B][U]STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF CORWIN BROWN[/U][/B]

    "First, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for the many prayers and offers for help and assistance from family, friends, former teammates and coaches during this very difficult time for our family.

    We truly are sorry for the events which unfolded Friday, August 12, 2011.

    The pain and suffering experienced by our family has been overwhelming the last few days, but we are relived and thankful that the outcome didn’t come to a tragic ending. We thank God and ask for his forgiveness.

    We would also like to thank the members of St. Joseph County Police, J.T. and Sonny for their professionalism in handling the situation and helping to save Corwin’s life. He was not meant to leave us Friday, August 12.

    Corwin inflicted the most serious harm to himself and his family with a gunshot wound, but thankfully, the bullet missed all vital organs. He finally cried for help, surrendered and prayed for forgiveness.

    But there is a tragedy in this story which has unfolded over the last several years. Many are asking, what would cause a young man who has been blessed beyond all measure, with a life so promising that he would put himself and his family in harm’s way? We believe Corwin is suffering from symptoms similar to those experienced by the late [URL="http://www.wsbt.com/topic/sports/football/dave-duerson-PESPT000009521.topic"]Dave Duerson[/URL] and were caused by the many notable collisions during Corwin’s career in the NFL. For those reasons, Corwin chose to not disclose his symptoms, as he did not want to bring shame to any coach, team, organization, or the NFL.

    We can no longer remain silent and we believe it is important that his former teams, teammates, coaches and the NFL to understand the severity of this situation. As a result, we have reached out to neurologist Dr. Robert Cantu in Boston to request a consultation with Corwin and our family. We are hopeful that we can connect soon and he will agree to help Corwin and our family. Certainly, we realize there will be a significant financial cost to bear, and we offer our plea for help.

    Corwin loved his profession and was one of the best at his position.

    He enjoyed playing for some of the greatest coaches of all times, Dr. J.W. Smith of Julian High School in Chicago; Bo Schembechler who coached Corwin at University of Michigan; and Bill Parcells while he was at the [URL="http://www.wsbt.com/topic/sports/football/new-england-patriots-ORSPT000192.topic"]New England Patriots[/URL] and [URL="http://www.wsbt.com/topic/sports/football/new-york-jets-ORSPT000199.topic"]New York Jets[/URL]. Corwin’s dream was to one day become a head coach, so he could give back to a game that gave him so much.

    It was Bill Parcell who stated in a 1999 New York Daily News article that Corwin had a bright future in coaching, "He's been in the foxhole with me for a long time," said Parcells. "He's a real special guy.”

    The Corwin we know and love is gifted intellectually and athletically and loves his family. We remember him going to the University of Michigan motivated to be a “Michigan Man,” energetic and full of laughter, then returning from the NFL not trusting, suspicious, distant, gloomy, exhausted and depressed.

    Corwin helped so many people over the years, and now we pray for help in his time of need. We pray for his healing and recovery. We pray for those who may have answers to please come forth and help our family. We pray that his former teams and the league that he adored hear our cries and provide assistance. Most of all we pray for studies to better understand and prevent this from happening to another player, as well as current families dealing with the same situation.

    Finally, we ask for the media to respect our privacy as we seek support for Corwin and our family with coaching and counseling. We plan to make no other statement on this issue, until we better understand the nature of Corwin’s symptoms.

    God kept Corwin Brown here for a reason and we pray we find that reason.

    Please keep Corwin, Melissa, Corwin Jr., Tayla and Jaedan in your prayers.

    Sincerely,
    The Brown Family"

    [URL]http://www.wsbt.com/news/wsbt-corwin-browns-family-issues-statement-following-police-standoff-20110816,0,1949166.story[/URL]

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    [QUOTE=C Mart;4106761]In a statement released a statement to the media Tuesday afternoon, Corwin Brown’s family tried to explain what caused the former Notre Dame coach and [URL="http://www.wsbt.com/topic/sports/football/national-football-league-ORSPT000007.topic"]NFL[/URL] player to spiral into a near seven-hour standoff with police last Friday afternoon.

    The statement reads:
    [B][U]STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF CORWIN BROWN[/U][/B]

    "First, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for the many prayers and offers for help and assistance from family, friends, former teammates and coaches during this very difficult time for our family.

    We truly are sorry for the events which unfolded Friday, August 12, 2011.

    The pain and suffering experienced by our family has been overwhelming the last few days, but we are relived and thankful that the outcome didn’t come to a tragic ending. We thank God and ask for his forgiveness.

    We would also like to thank the members of St. Joseph County Police, J.T. and Sonny for their professionalism in handling the situation and helping to save Corwin’s life. He was not meant to leave us Friday, August 12.

    Corwin inflicted the most serious harm to himself and his family with a gunshot wound, but thankfully, the bullet missed all vital organs. He finally cried for help, surrendered and prayed for forgiveness.

    But there is a tragedy in this story which has unfolded over the last several years. Many are asking, what would cause a young man who has been blessed beyond all measure, with a life so promising that he would put himself and his family in harm’s way? We believe Corwin is suffering from symptoms similar to those experienced by the late [URL="http://www.wsbt.com/topic/sports/football/dave-duerson-PESPT000009521.topic"]Dave Duerson[/URL] and were caused by the many notable collisions during Corwin’s career in the NFL. For those reasons, Corwin chose to not disclose his symptoms, as he did not want to bring shame to any coach, team, organization, or the NFL.

    We can no longer remain silent and we believe it is important that his former teams, teammates, coaches and the NFL to understand the severity of this situation. As a result, we have reached out to neurologist Dr. Robert Cantu in Boston to request a consultation with Corwin and our family. We are hopeful that we can connect soon and he will agree to help Corwin and our family. Certainly, we realize there will be a significant financial cost to bear, and we offer our plea for help.

    Corwin loved his profession and was one of the best at his position.

    He enjoyed playing for some of the greatest coaches of all times, Dr. J.W. Smith of Julian High School in Chicago; Bo Schembechler who coached Corwin at University of Michigan; and Bill Parcells while he was at the [URL="http://www.wsbt.com/topic/sports/football/new-england-patriots-ORSPT000192.topic"]New England Patriots[/URL] and [URL="http://www.wsbt.com/topic/sports/football/new-york-jets-ORSPT000199.topic"]New York Jets[/URL]. Corwin’s dream was to one day become a head coach, so he could give back to a game that gave him so much.

    It was Bill Parcell who stated in a 1999 New York Daily News article that Corwin had a bright future in coaching, "He's been in the foxhole with me for a long time," said Parcells. "He's a real special guy.”

    The Corwin we know and love is gifted intellectually and athletically and loves his family. We remember him going to the University of Michigan motivated to be a “Michigan Man,” energetic and full of laughter, then returning from the NFL not trusting, suspicious, distant, gloomy, exhausted and depressed.

    Corwin helped so many people over the years, and now we pray for help in his time of need. We pray for his healing and recovery. We pray for those who may have answers to please come forth and help our family. We pray that his former teams and the league that he adored hear our cries and provide assistance. Most of all we pray for studies to better understand and prevent this from happening to another player, as well as current families dealing with the same situation.

    Finally, we ask for the media to respect our privacy as we seek support for Corwin and our family with coaching and counseling. We plan to make no other statement on this issue, until we better understand the nature of Corwin’s symptoms.

    God kept Corwin Brown here for a reason and we pray we find that reason.

    Please keep Corwin, Melissa, Corwin Jr., Tayla and Jaedan in your prayers.

    Sincerely,
    The Brown Family"

    [URL]http://www.wsbt.com/news/wsbt-corwin-browns-family-issues-statement-following-police-standoff-20110816,0,1949166.story[/URL][/QUOTE]

    wow. heartbreaking. hope they can help him.

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    [QUOTE=Zombo;4102034]For the record, Corwin Brown played Safety for the Jets.[/QUOTE]

    Yeah I was gonna say that I remember him as a Safety that was very good at STs and later was a DB coach for us for a little while.

    Still remember Parcells first game with us against the Pats that he blocked a punt IIRC, was a Sunday night game too I believe.....always liked him after that! :yes:

    Good Luck Corwin, take care of youself.

    EDIT: Found a nice article on him from his first season with the Jets: [url]http://articles.nydailynews.com/1997-09-22/sports/18045167_1_james-jett-tim-brown-cole-ford[/url]
    Last edited by PaPZ187; 08-16-2011 at 10:03 PM.

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    [QUOTE=sg3;4101832]another poisoned fruit of the Belicheat tree[/QUOTE]

    Not to sound judgmental, but I think given the context a mea culpa would be correct here. Pretty revolting thing to say, honestly.

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    ^ well considering who said it, I'm not surprised.

    It is sg3 after all. :rolleyes:

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    thats a pretty insane story. i read an article awhile ago addressing this concussion issue, and it explained that in their research, they found that repeated concussions cause some type of chemical to be released into the brain in response to the damage incurred, and this chemical has long term effects of depression, bi-polar-ism, and other mental health issues. this is the steroids issue baseball went through 10 years ago. we've known about this story for years, but no ones wants to truly bring it to light. its horrible, but we think bringing it to light would cause rule changes that negatively impact the game we love, former players lives be damned. we'll im here to say that no game is worth peoples lives. steroids had a similar effect, first, it was considered cheating, and second, there were the long term health issues that resulted from a career's worth of steroids ingested. people knew it was a problem, but no one wanted to address it.

    the worst part is, the cba was such a cluster ****, that an issue like this was actually put on the back burner. there were so many other things that they felt took precedence over peoples lives (how much money they'd be getting), that they let this issue essentially go unresolved (the extra coverage for former players is a token gesture, at best). its one thing not to address it now, these stories occur infrequently enough that the nfl can get away with that, but its quite another to not address it for TEN years, the length of the new cba. there should be a loophole in the agreement that ONE issue can be re-negotiated per year. that way when something pressing comes to the social forefront, it can be amended without waiting for the current cba to end first. also, if we resolve issues as the cba goes on, instead of all of them as it expires, the nfl and the players union alike will have less negotiating ammo, and therefore be forced to come to fair compromises. this will lead to less labor strife, as it will be easier for both sides to fairly negotiate at the end of a cba, and during it.

    the point is, its a travesty that this wasn't addressed during the labor lockout, and if it means we miss the first two weeks of the preseason in order to come up with a stricter and more appropriate system to help prevent and penalize intentional injuries, especially head injuries, then i'd have signed up for that.

    corwin, you have my prayers, along with your family, and all your nfl former player-brothers who may someday deal with similar tragedies.

    this issue needs to be more widely recognized and addressed in the nfl, and it needs to be done immediately.

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    [QUOTE=sg3;4101832]another poisoned fruit of the Belicheat tree[/QUOTE]

    What does that have to do anything?
    Or do you just randomly spew out the same old nonsense in every thread.?

    Real nice, douchebag.

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