Brown exits Bomber hall

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, Last Updated: 10:17 AM ET

A disgraced former Winnipeg Blue Bombers team president has resigned from the club's hall of fame.

Dr. Ross Brown, 72, pleaded guilty in court Sept. 2 and was sentenced to 45 days in jail, as well as three years supervised probation, for possessing nearly 5,000 images and videos of children as young as two years old engaging in sexual acts, including bestiality and bondage.

The team announced late yesterday afternoon its board of directors had accepted Brown's resignation. His removal from the hall of fame is effective immediately, the Winnipeg Football Club said.

Brown was named to the "builder" section of the club's hall of fame in 2006, the same year he was charged by police. He was the football club's president in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The hall of fame's selection board had been set to rule on the matter on Sept. 30, but the resignation means the board will not have to deal with what was an unprecedented situation.


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