Cincinnati Bengals co-founder dies

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Cincinnati Bengals co-founder dies

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Pete Brown

The Cincinnati Bengals announced Wednesday co-founder Peter D. Brown has died at the age of 74. 

His brother, Mike, described him as “the quiet one” in a statement released by the team. 

“His talents spoke volumes,” Mike Brown said. “Pete was more prone to action than talk, and his contributions to the Bengals were significant.” 

Mike Brown, 82, is currently the team president. Pete Brown was listed as a senior vice president for personnel. 

Their father, Paul Brown, passed away in 1991 at the age of 82. 

The three men co-founded the Bengals as an AFL expansion team in the in the mid-1960s. They began play in 1968. 

“He was a fine scout and judge of prospects, a wonderful business partner, and an even better brother and family member,” Mike Brown said. “Everyone who knew Pete cared about him and respected him. I feel his loss deeply.”

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