AFL Legend Jonathan Brown Forced To Retire On Doctor’s Orders

Triple AFL Premiership player and Brisbane Lions legend Jonathan Brown has announced his immediate retirement from the game after receiving Doctor’s advice to give the game up straight away. The advice comes after Brown received his third serious concussion within twelve months during the Lions 45-point loss to the Greater Western Sydney Giants on June 14th.

Renowned for his courage, which could at times be interpreted as recklessness, Brown played a tough, fearless brand of football that earned him the respect of fans and peers alike. The 32 year old was originally drafted to Brisbane under the Father/Son rule in the 1999 draft, having grown up in Warrnambool in Victoria. In his career for the Lions he amassed 256 games for 594 goals (the most of anyone to play for Brisbane), which included two All-Australian selections, a Coleman Medal in 2007, and three premierships during Brisbane’s dynastic run in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Twitter, being a source through which the media can attain comment from a wide variety of personalities on a subject without having to do any of the legwork, reacted thusly:

Onya, Browny.
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