NEW YORK (AP) Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown and his lone championship ring may soon be reunited after nearly half a century apart.

Brown is in Manhattan federal court Tuesday to try to settle a lawsuit he brought against a memorabilia dealer. Brown says someone stole the ring from his Cleveland home in the late 1960s but he doesn't know who.

The 79-year-old Brown, walking with a cane, talked about the ring as he waited to meet with a magistrate judge.

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He says it means more than any of his trophies and awards because it represents the teamwork it took to win the league championship in 1964.

Brown scored 106 touchdowns in nine seasons before retiring at the peak of his career in 1965.

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The headline on this story has been corrected to show the ring dates from the 1964 season, not 1965.