Jim Brown 'Dead Wrong' for Dissing Tiger

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2009 4:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – NFL Hall of Famer and activist Jim Brown recently ripped Tiger Woods for not giving back to his community, and that’s just "dead wrong," Michael Wilbon writes in the Washington Post. Brown seems to think Woods' Learning Center in Anaheim exists to teach kids how to golf. If he did a little homework, he'd know that's not the case. And he'd know he's wrong to "demean the efforts and the results of a man who is answering the call already, in his mid-30s as Tiger Woods is."

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The learning center offers classes such as engineering and robotics and gives kids a leg up on attending college. And the center is just one part of Woods' philanthropic efforts for under-privileged kids. Brown is judging Tiger by a previous generation’s standard of engagement, Wilbon writes. He “has to realize that the expression of social consciousness isn't a matter of people singing the same song.” (Read more Jim Brown stories.)

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